DIY Laundry Soap

8 10 2012

Vice President Wolf Veverka thought it would be great to share a “Do It Yourself” recipe for making your own laundry detergent!

“The recipe is basic and has been around for decades. With this homemade laundry soap you don’t need any fabric softener and it is as powerful as name brand detergent with stain remover. My wife works in a factory and it gets every bit of grease and grime out of her work clothes without any extra stain remover needed.

You only need 2 tablespoons to do a full load and you only need enough warm water to dissolve it before you add the clothes. After that fill up the washer with cold water, even for whites.

It costs approximately 7 cents a load compared to 21 cents a load using cheap, generic laundry soap, stain remover, and fabric softener. Besides being better for the environment, it is more cost-effective than the harsh chemical filled commercial detergents.

The Recipe (Does about 25+ loads)

1 Bar of coconut oil based Castile bath soap (I use Kirk’s Natural Castile Soap)

3/4 cup of Borax (I use the 20 Mule Team Brand)

3/4 cup Washing Soda (NOT baking soda, but Arm & Hammer does make it).

Use a food or cheese grater and grate the bath soap fine. After that just gently mix in the other two ingredients until it is well blended and store in an air tight container. I usually just put it all in the air tight container and shake it up to mix it.

That’s it; easy and takes no time to make a batch. Remember, it only takes 2 tablespoons to do a full load of laundry.”



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