Friday, October 15, 2010

Why I make my own laundry soap

I have extremely sensitive skin and our last adventure with it was when my husband bought some laundry soap on sale, I figured it would not hurt to give it a try and it ended up causing me to break out from head to toe ( I am not joking ) in hives that lasted about two weeks. I had to rewash everything and needless to say I was not going to deal with it again. I had been reading on DS how mamas there were making there own laundry soap so I decided to give it a try and I was shocked how much I really liked it. It cleaned my clothes, left a clean smell and I could use it on clothes and diapers without ill effects.

This is how I make my soap:
1 bar of laundry soap ( grated )
4 cups of baking soda
4 cups of washing soda
4 cups of borax
2 cups of oxyclean ( I get the store brand since it is cheaper )

Mix it all in a large tupperware container and I add 1 full scoop ( using the scoop that came in the oxyclean tub to a large load of clothes and about half a scoop to the diapers )


  1. I'll give this a try as my RG is almost finnished.
    Thanks for sharing.

  2. Thanks for this recipe! I will be trying it out soon. I just need to find laundry soap and washing soda. I hope they have it at Wal-Mart... :)

  3. My wal mart does not have carry either. I get the washing soda at Hy vee and the Fels Naptha ( laundry bar ) at Fareway. Check your local hardware stores many times they will carry these items also.



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