Tuesday, March 24, 2009

Homemade Laundry Soap

Here is a recipe for Homemade Laundry Soap a dear friend shared with me. She received it from her daughter. (Thanks Jackie and Brenda!)

One recipe will give you 70 tablespoons

1 bar Fels-Naptha soap (finely grated)
1 cup Washing Soda
1 cup Borax
1/4 cup powder Oxyclean (optional)

*Mix well and store in an airtight plastic zip-lock bag
*Use 2 tablespoons per large load
or 1 tablespoons per small load
*Dilute in warm water if you prefer liquid form


Fels-Naptha Laundry Soap Bar: Made by the Dial Soap Company, so any store that carries Dial should be able to get it for you.

Super Washing Soda: Can be found in the laundry detergent aisle of your supermarket. It comes in a 55-ounce yellow box. Baking soda cannot be used in place of washing soda. They are completely different products, although both are made by Arm & Hammer.

Borax: One brand name is 20 Mule Team Borax. It is also found in the laundry detergent aisle.
(Source: Jackie J. and Brenda F.)

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