Tuesday, August 7, 2012

DIY Laundry Soap

DIY Laundry Soap.
Ok. So let me start off by saying I LOVE IT! I usually use Tide and I promise you this stuff is right up there with it.
The Mr. was super super skeptical of this. He told me not even to try it. And that we could afford laundry soap. My argument was even if we can afford it why waste the money on it when we don't have to!
It's simple and cheap. If your anything like me and don't use the correct measurements this is perfect for you! (I always put in more then I am suppose to)

Then guess what I did. I tricked him.
He had no idea I already started using the new DIY soap and I blew his mind away! My brother who is currently saying with us even asked me if I could make him a "batch" when he moves out.

So here goes.
1. 1 4lb box of Borax
2. 1 3.12oz box of Arm & Hammer Washing Soda
3. 1 3lb box of Oxy Clean
4. 4 5.5oz bars of Nelpha falls (or you can use Zote, my particular store didn't carry it)
5. 1 4lb box of Arm & Hammer Baking Soda
6. 1 5.5oz bottle of Purex Crystals Fabric softener
Total: 14.68

All you need to do to prep for this is grade the bars of soap (nelpha falls) I'm not going to lie, I received a couple battle wounds doing so. Along with some sweat and tears...okay the tears is a little exaggeration.

After you grade ALL of the soap just mix in all of the ingredients together. I put mine in a 5 gallon bucket from Lowe's. I did each one a little bit at the time so it was easier for me to mix.

Just Because:
-The soap disintegrates prefect in the washer. Better then my previous Tide.
-Smells great.
-I do not have a new fancy High Efficient washer but from the reading I did beforehand it works well in them as well.
-From the research I did prior I noticed that some people used regular soap (like Ivory, Dove) instead of actual laundry soap.
- I now have to get another cheese grader because it basically made mine completely dull.


  1. How much does it make? I am intrigued!

  2. I found your blog through Styled with Life - and I had to pin this post! What a great idea!!

  3. Also, I'm trying to follow you, but GFC won't let me for some reason... I'll just keep trying until it does!!

  4. Thanks for linking up at DearCreatives.com this is a great idea. I just wish I didn't have such sensitive skin or I'd try it. Drop by & link up anytime!Congrats on making it official & your wonderful proposal story!! Your new follower, Theresa

  5. I use my mini max food processor to grate soap. No scraped knuckles


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