Tuesday, January 18, 2011

Homemade Liquid Laundry Soap

I have a secret...I make my own laundry soap and have been for nearly a year. My mom and I perfected our recipe and we even sell it locally.

So, I technically cannot give out my recipe...but I can point ya'll in the right direction to making your own and let you know about all the amazing benefits!

Let's start with the quick facts...
  • Making your own soap saves you ridiculous amounts of money!! Tide is about 18 cents/load & the generic at the store is about 13 cents/load - my homemade soap cost is about 2 cents/load!! TWO CENTS!! Love it!
  • It's all-natural, biodegradable, and phosphate free! No fillers - just cleaning power. 
  • It's scent free for those with super allergies
  • Extra sensitive for those with skin problems (exzema, etc)
So...it pretty much rocks!

Interested in making your own? You'll need a 5 gallon bucket, cheese grater, and spoon to stir.

Here is a link to some recipes I found online...have fun saving money and being eco-friendly!!

I've also made powdered detergent and loved it!


  1. I am so doing this! It doesn't sound hard at all.

  2. We make our own too, but I skip the "liquid" part. I just use it in powdered form. It takes up less space (I use a #10 can for storage) and it's quick. :)

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  4. I am so excited about trying the laundry soap...i have to use all fragrance free products what bar of soap do you recommend? Thanks so much for sharing!! Gina

  5. I use Zote - I've done Fels Napha too and liked it just fine - but when you're grating it the Fels is very stinky! Zote is a lot easier to handle.


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