Making homemade laundry soap is easy. This is a recipe a friend taught me and I’ve been using it to make homemade laundry soap for a couple of years now. It takes me about ten minutes once a month. We have six boys and multiple loads of laundry every day, so you may not have to make it so often.
- Sauce pan
- Large 1.5 gallon (11 liter) bucket and/or a large plastic container from purchased liquid laundry detergent
- Washing soda (not the stuff you cook with, this is found in the laundry aisle)
- Fels Naptha laundry bar soap (or another brand)
The soap can gel up quite a bit after it cools. I shake it really well with a cap tightly in place to break it up then pour it out the spout instead of from the spigot.
It really gets your clothes clean just as well as commercial laundry soaps and you can avoid allergens and additives. The other thing I like is the low cost. It’s astonishing how much water goes into liquid laundry soap. Making it myself also makes it easy and affordable to store larger quantities of laundry soap ingredients right on the shelf above my washing machine.