DIY laundry Soap

Otherwise known as DIY laundry detergent, this stuff is
going to save me big money!!
If you are anything like me, I always ignore the measurements
when I am pouring laundry soap in the washer.
I end up always throwing extra in, just to make sure all
my clothes are extra clean & smelling great.
That’s all good until you are buying laundry soap twice
a month for just a two person household.. eeek!
I needed to make a change.
While browsing the internet I found a plethora of different
DIY laundry soaps & decided to use bits & pieces from
each one to make my own DIY laundry soap…

 Want to make your own DIY laundry soap?
Here is how I did it…


1. One four pound twelve ounce box of Borax {Found in Laundry Isle}
2. three bars of Fels-Naptha soap {Found in Laundry Isle}
3. one four pound box of arm & hammer baking soda {Laundry Isle}
4. one box of arm & hammer super washing soda {laundry Isle}
5. four pounds of Oxy Clean {one small/one large container/laundry isle}
6. Optional: Laundry softener for a bolder scent

This laundry soap is so easy to make!
{Makes 4 gallons}

1. Grate the fels-naptha bars into a bowl
2. dump fels-naptha into a large container {I used a 5 gallon pale}
3. Mix all other ingredients into the bucket.
4. Place into container of your choice {I used a 4 gallon glass jar from Walmart}

-I use about 2-3 table spoons per load { you can use less with this stuff!}

-smells great during the wash, but leaves clothes scent free & fresh.

- Great for sensitive skin & HE washers

-I used chalk paint on the jar to label the laundry soap.
I simply taped off a square and painted it on. simple.

- You can use other bar soap besides the fels-naptha {any bar}
which will also change the scent exd…

 I have used this soap now for a week, & have fallen in love with it.
I really think this one batch will last me for a year.
Want to know the total cost for my laundry soap?
$13, can you believe this will last me a year?

 What do you think of DIY laundry soap?
Have you made your own before?
Share your thoughts, recipes, questions & more
in the comments below or on the facebook page {here}!

I hope you are all having a great Memorial day weekend!
I am lucky to be spending it with my husband
who is one of the few, the proud, the marines!!
Remember what Memorial day is all about, remember those
who have served our country & defended our freedom.


You can see our laundry room {here}


  1. Awesome! Its actually awesome paragraph, I have got
    much clear idea regarding from this piece of writing.

  2. Aisle in a store. Isle of Man.

  3. Why do you have to have and is it necessary to put in the baking soda?
    I have everything else but that and the softener.


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