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Homemade powder laundry soap, I actually am making this today, found the borax, washing soda, and Fels Naptha bar soap all at Walmart in a row. Mixed up in food processor, and easy homemade powdered detergent. Cost was about $8 total, should do 2-3x the amount of my regular liquid detergent for half the cost.
3 ingredients for homemade laundry soap that is HE washer safe. HE soap should be low sudsing and apparently this mixture is.
Soap/Detergent cost breakdown & savings Prior to making our own, we were using Arm & Hammer liquid detergent. Here is the breakdown in cost analysis: Note: you only need to use 1 tablespoon of this homemade detergent per load, although you can use 1 – 2 scoops for heavily soiled loads) Arm & Hammer® liquid 100 ounce detergent – $6.79 – 32 loads = $0.21 per load Tide® with Bleach powder 267 ounce detergent – $20.32 – 95 loads = $0.21 per load Jabs Homemade powder 32 ounce detergent – $2.98 – 64 loads = $0.05 per load As you can see, whether I compare against traditional store bought liquid or powder, I am saving $0.16 per load! There are also many other benefits of homemade products aside from cost savings. SIMPLE INGREDIENTS I purchased all these ingredients at my local grocery store: 1 – 55 ounce box of Arm & Hammer® Super Washing Soda = $3.99 1 – 76 ounce box of 20 Mule Team® Borax = $4.99 1 – 10 pack of 4.5 ounce bars of Ivory® Bar Soap (**note** you can use cheaper soap, I actually had this on hand already. Use whatever tickles your fancy – Other brands of commonly us
This is the best homemade laundry soap I've tried! Simple, effective, Homemade Laundry Detergent!
A SIMPLE RECIPE FOR HOMEMADE LAUNDRY SOAP Each batch yields approximately 32 ounces (between 32-64 loads based on how many Tbsp used per load). 1 bar of shaved bar soap (Ivory, ZOTE, Fels-Naptha) 1 cup of borax 1 cup of washing soda Thoroughly stir together for 5 minutes and enjoy the results! That’s it folks…seems too good to be true, but it is true indeed!
Homemade laundry soap. Add some essential oils for some added scent.