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This laundry soap is easy to make and free of that long list of chemicals you will find in your average container of store bought soap. It works well too!
Total Time: 15 minutes
Yield: About 4 cups
Source: Modified from a recipe in the book "Making It".
I have been making homemade laundry soap for years and I have an HE machine. I first made the liquid soap, but now I make the powdered and prefer that. My clothes are clean and fresh. I love that I can wash a whole year of clothes for about $10.
I use my food processor to shred the Zote soap and mix the dry ingredients. It only takes about 5 minutes to mix up a batch.
You can save a lot of money by making your own laundry powder. This page contains a recipe for DIY dry laundry soap for $20 a year.
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What bars of soap can I use to make laundry powder?
I use Castille soap but there are those who use Felsnaptha, too. If I were to guess, I would say any soap works, according to your preferences. C:
3 cups Borax (such as 20 Mule Team)
3 cups Arm and Hammer Super Washing Soda
1 Bar Zote Laundry Soap, Grated
I used a 3 gal bucket and put in one box of preshredded zote one box of arm and hammer washing soda and 3/4 a box of borax makes 6months - a year if detergent if using 1-2 tablespoons on each load. Spent $10.
I'm looking for a laundry detergent recipe.
By Bugluvver from St. Paul, MN
You can Google a recipe. I have been told the recipe containing felsnaptha is the better one.