Homemade Laundry Soap

IMG_0955After trying multiple laundry soap recipes I finally found one on this website that I love. It is so easy to make and it lasts forever! I have been using this recipe for about three weeks now and I love how it makes my clothes clean without irritating my baby’s skin. I always seem to make a mess with the liquid laundry soap so this powder form is perfect! You won’t be disappointed with this recipe.

Powdered Laundry Soap:

  • 1 cup of Washing Soda
  • 1 cup of Borax
  • 1/2 cup OxiClean Free
  • 1 bar of grated soap (I use Zote Laundry bar soap)

Mix all ingredients together and use about 1 – 2 tbsp. per load.

Helpful Tips:

-This laundry soap will not create suds. Suds are created by unnecessary chemicals in soap products. Keep in mind that it is not the suds that actually clean the clothes. Your clothes will still come out clean and fresh every time.

-Your clothes will not have a strong scent like you  might notice with traditional laundry detergents that contain added fragrances. Your clothes will just smell clean. 🙂

-If you cut the bar of soap into small cubes and place in the microwave for about 20-30 secs (it will expand) you will be able to grate it into a very fine powder easily. The microwave dehydrates the water out of the soap making it dry and brittle. Note: your microwave will smell like soap for a few days.

This recipe came from the eco-friendly family. You can find the recipe for a larger batch on their website.

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About hobartmontessori

Montessori Home School of Hobart is a year round, authentic, in-home Montessori serving children 2 1/2 - 6 years of age. The school is located in Hobart, Indiana.

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