Homemade Laundry Soap

I live in a tiny 655 sq. ft. second floor apartment in Southwest Michigan. Thank goodness there’s a dishwasher in here because there’s no washer or dryer 😦 In order to do my laundry I have to walk down two flights of stairs to the basement floor of the building connected to mine. The washers and dryers are decent but each machine costs $1.25! It costs me $10 just to do my regular loads of laundry.

As you can imagine I don’t have extra change laying around for expensive laundry soap and the cheap stuff breaks both my husband and I out. Naturally, I was really excited when I learned how inexpensive and easy making your own laundry soap is.

Everything you need: Arm & Hammer washing soda (not to be confused with baking soda), Borax, and your choice of a scented bar soap.

Put 1/2 cup of washing soda with 1/2 cup of Borax into a tupperware container. Grate one bar of soap (I like Lever 2000) and add to the mixture. Close the lid and shake to mix. That’s all there is to it! You only need three heaping spoonfuls for a regular sized load.

This is what the finished product should look like. It smells great and gets your clothes clean without leaving an icky residue! Have fun happy housewives and househusbands!


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