It’s laundry detergent making day.
I don’t actually set aside a day specifically for making laundry soap, I just happened to have run out. So… Time to make some more.
My recipe is simple and hypoallergenic, which my son and I require. My husband likes the scent so that’s a bonus.
Laundry soap ratios:
1 c Borax
1 c Washing soda
1 Bar Fels Naptha (grated)
- Mix up the detergents and add 1/4c per load of laundry
- Add to drum prior to wash, add clothes, wash as usual. (I have an HE front loading washer and this works fine for me.)
- 2 cups of detergent should last 8 large loads
- Can also be used as a presoak for super soiled loads (cloth diapers) add 1/4c and soak 30 minutes, wash as usual after.
I keep a grater specifically for soaps. I used to have a 2nd food processor but I gave it away. Food processors work great, and are much faster, but I wouldn’t recommend using the same one you use for food on soaps. Yuck.