Laundry Soap

My first experience with homemade laundry soap was at a MOPS meeting.  As our craft we made the traditional recipe that you find everywhere for homemade laundry soap.  I tried it as I was prepping to do cloth diapers and it was recommended as safe for your diapers.  I hated it!  I felt my clothes still stank after being washed.  Through that idea out the window and went back to my Tide Free and Gentle.

I used Planet laundry soap for my cloth diapers and still do it just seems to work great for the diapers but I hated it for my clothes too.  It seemed to leave the socks with a crunchy feeling.

Now about 3 1/2 years later I decided to give it another try.  I think part of the problem was the size of the shredded soap I had used the first time.  I use a fine shred for my soap making now so I thought that would help.  I started looking at recipes on Pinterest and everyone uses the Fels Naptha.  My reasons for making soap was not financial but because I am trying to eliminate the chemicals exposed to my family.  Reading the ingredients of the Fels Naptha I did not feel like I was doing any better.

One night I had a though.  Why can’t I use my regular soap the one for washing my body?  It even comes with pleasant scents.  The next morning I searched Pinterest for Dr Bronner’s Laundry Soap and I was not the only one that had thought of this and it had good reviews!!

Lavender Laundry

1 Bar Dr. Bronner’s Lavender Castle Soap

1 Cup Baking Soda

1 Cup Washing Soda

1 Cup Borax

It is so easy to make!  Fine shred the soap and mix all the ingredients up.  I use a glass jar with a lid to store it and keep moisture out.  I use 1 Tbsp per wash load with my front loader.

I love it!  No crunchy socks, and it smells like lavender!!!

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