I think I’ve done a post on laundry soap before. I’ve tweaked my recipe since then.
And I’ve started using my mixer to grate the soap. I grate at least 4 bars each time I make soap.
The white powdery stuff under the grated soap is…
…washing soda and…
1 bar grated Fels-Naptha, 1 cup washing soda, 1 cup borax…
then I add…
1 cup powdered Tide.
I do love my Tide. I like it just fine as my one and only laundry soap. BUT. It’s expensive.
Doing it this way I still get the clean smell of tide and the power of Tide but also I get the cleaning power of the homemade stuff too! Together I have an inexpensive, mean-on-stains laundry soap.
For stains I wet the stained area and rub some of this mixture into the fabric. Works like a charm for me!
The fact that it looks neat in a glass jar doesn’t hurt anything either.
Have you ever made soap? If you buy your laundry soap what kind is your favorite?
About Jill Flory
I am the blogger behind this blog, a small business owner, both retail and wholesale. I'm a designer and design consultant, I blog about DIY projects, sewing tips and tutorials I've picked up along the way in the more than 25 years I've been using needle, thread, and machine, home decor, homeschooling, and life.
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