How To Make Your Own Laundry Soap
If you have skin sensitivity, then it can be advantageous to learn how to make your own laundry soap. Making your own detergent is favorable since you can personalize the amount of soap and the fragrance. This may seem like an old time practice, but color and dye free detergents are en vogue and have a lower cost per load. A chemistry background is not needed for you to try how to make your own laundry soap. Easy to follow instructions are below.
To make your own laundry soap, you will need:
- 1/3 bar of soap (Fels Naptha, Ivory or Zote)
- ½ cup Arm & Hammer Washing Soda
- ½ cup twenty Mule Team Borax
- Container that holds four gallons
- Three gallons water
- Small Grater or Knife
- Small Saucepan
- Large Bucket
- Large Mixing Spoon
- Essential oil (optional)
- Make slivers. Use a small grater or knife to cut the bar soap into smaller pieces as the first part of learning how to may your own laundry soap. Place soap slivers and a one gal. of water in a saucepan until soap dissolves.
- Combine items. Add soap and water mixture, borax and washing soda in a large bucket. Pour the remaining two gals. of water in bucket and stir with large spoon as the process of how to make your own laundry soap continues.
- Learn to store and use. Wait for detergent to thicken as it cools for 24 hours and the method of how to make your own laundry soap goes on. After laundry soap cools, then place in storage containers. Use ½ cup of laundry soap for normal washing and one cup for heavily soiled items.
The above instructions can help you to make your own detergent for pennies a load. Substitute a soap of your liking or add an essential oil to add a special touch to the laundry soap. To keep detergent mixed place marbles in storage container.