I make the homemade laundry detergent all the time now and was wondering if any one has tried the Irish spring soap for it and if it works okay for the laundry cleaning? I think it would spell good on the clothes but, wanted to check here before making it.
I always make a double batch of laundry soap at a time. I mix half made with a laundry soap bar (usually zote since it's cheaper than fels naptha and easier to find where I live) and the other half is made with leftover slivers of regular hand soap (yes, there have been several slivers of Irish Spring in it). It works just the same, and I've had no problems.
As with any recipe, you need to make allowances for your type of water, the dirtiness of the laundry, etc. But go ahead and try it, I'm sure it'll be just fine.
If you don't like the results, you can do what I do--make a batch with a laundry bar and mix the two. Just remember, if you make the liquid, it's watered down so much that there won't be much of the original soap scent left anyway.
My 9 year old daughter and I made the liquid laundry soap with Irish Spring Soap last week. It did make the liquid smell good, the clothes smell fresh, and cleans better than the detergent we bought.
The recipe is:
Hi, I've never tried making home-made laundry soap, but do use Zote & Fels Naptha for stains. Have u noticed on the store shelves they are selling very little powdered detergent.....it's all liquid! I hate liquid as I feel it doesn't clean as well.
You can go on this site and click on the Make Your Own and for the Categories select Cleaning or on your computer just type in homemade laundry detergent in the search area and all kinds of recipes will be there for the powder and liquid form.I believe these recipes work better than the store bought and would encourage you to make some and save money Good Luck!
I make the liquid and use any kind of unused bath soap.I also add ocean waves fragrance oil to it.Smells great!
I HAVE WANTED TO MAKE MY OWN SOAP FOR A LONG TIME. BUT...HAVE TO ASK, DOES IT REALLY DO A GOOD JOB?I'VE NEVER HEARD OF LAUNDRY SOAP NOT MAKING SUDS YET CLOTHES ARE CLEAN
If you have very sensitive skin beware of using Irish spring for anything. My two daughters and I have been unfortunately cursed with very sensitive skin. My husband loves Irish spring but every time I've run out of my own sensitive skin soaps and reluctantly used his Irish spring (my girls have found this out the hard way as well), we break out in massive itchy rashes.
I just started making my own laundry soap using washing soda, borax, and a bar of soap. I used zote in the first batch and I switched to Irish Spring in the second batch.
My three year old son broke out into the worst rash I have ever seen. It covers his whole body. He has itched it raw, and is on prednizone to clear it up. meanwhile, I am rewashing everything in the house, because even the towels and things that were cleaned in that soap are irritating him.
My advice if you want to use that soap, is make sure nobody in your house has allergies or sensitive skin. Good luck
How much of this mixture do you use for one load of clothes?
Curious question. Why do some recipes use a whole box of washing soda and baking soda and 2 bars of soap. (Dry) Then some only use a cup of each with the bars. Is it bad to use the whole box of each?