Wednesday, August 22, 2012

Making Homemade Laundry Soap

I've been making and selling handmade bar soaps for awhile and using my own products.  Since I still work full time at the hospital I don't always get to try new things that I would like to make and use.  Making laundry soap has been one of those things I've wanted to try out; most laundry soaps in the store are full of fillers and I've used liquid soaps to help get around that.  For the last month or so I've been using my own powdered laundry soap made up of my own bar soap recipe, base is filtered water, powdered laundry booster and washing soda.  I've found that using 1/3 cup in a full load in my washer has worked very well for cleaning.  I will use more if I'm washing my husbands really dirty clothes.
This is my oldest daughter, Gabi, helping me to grate the bar of soap so it can be mixed with the powder ingredients 1:1:1 equally is what I've found that works.
These are my ingredients and finished product on the left.


  1. I have been using homemade laundry soap for a couple of months. I like it better than store bought!

  2. Yes, I'm liking my mixture and it seems to be cleaning well.