Down Home Laundry Soap Recipe

Can I say I am in love with this soap?  The smell is so fresh and wonderful and it just smells like home to me.  I've been making this soap for a number of years (at least 7) and it's never let me down yet (actually, I am grating bars to make some tonight!).

So, if you want clean clothes and a great scent (and an UBER cheap price!)?  You want this soap!

It literally costs me a little over $20 to make this.  And it lasts....wait for it.....wait for it.....AN ENTIRE YEAR!  That's right, boys and girls, I pay only around $20 a year for laundry soap!

And you can do, if you follow these directions below!


How to make your homemade laundry soap: 

Get a medium-small sized rubbermaid bin (as shown below) and put in:

  • 1 4 lb 12 oz box Borax (2.15 kg or 76 oz)
  • 1 4 lb box Arm & Hammer Baking Soda (1.81 kg)
  • 1  box Arm and Hammer Super Washing Soda 55 oz (3 lb 7 oz)
  • 3 bars of Fels-Naptha soap,  (grated on a grater that's ONLY for this soap--I use 3 graters and put my family to work!)
  • One large container of Oxy Clean or store brand Oxy Clean

Mix together with a large mixing spoon (that's dedicated for this purpose only).  And bam!  You're done!

I use the Oxy Clean scooper to dish this out, 1 scoop per load, sometimes a little more for bigger loads.  All of these ingredients are found in the laundry aisle at Walmart and around $20 for all of them!  I use dollar store graters, one per bar and let my family help me (with plastic/vinyl gloves on) grate each one. 

And that's it!  I love this soap so much and it works for ALL washers.  Spread this recipe far and wide, esp. to your friends who are always running out of laundry soap!  (Hint: you can put it in a pretty container and give it as a gift to them!) 

SIDENOTE:  Many people ask me if this soap leaves any residue on clothes, being that it's powder.  I have never had an issue with this, probably because I add the soap into the washer while it's filling with water BEFORE I add my clothes.  Another tip from my house to yours, is that my my favorite laundry add-in is Gain Fireworks Moonlight Breeze.  I add a little with the laundry soap in the in the water before putting my clothes in and it makes everything smell absolutely wonderful 😃

Do you have a great rustic recipe you'd like me to share on this blog?  If so, hit me up on the contact page here and share it!  And I will put your name on the recipe!  

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