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Tuesday, August 13, 2013

DIY: Laundry Soap 2.0

Way back, I shared another DIY Laundry Soap, one that I have actually used many times.  Here is another recipe I've seen floating around that has added ingredients, including a great smelling fabric softener.  I think I'll give this version a try!


4 lb 12 oz Box of Borax
3 lb 7 oz Box of Arm & Hammer Super Washing Soda
3 lb Container of OxyClean
2 (14.1 oz) Bars of Zote Soap (or Fels Naptha if you cannot find Zote in your area)
4 lb Box of Arm & Hammer Baking Soda
1 or 2 (55 oz) Bottle of Purex Crystals Fabric Softener (or use 3 to 4 bottles of Scentsy Washer Whiffs)

- large container to store your soap
- Measuring cup
- Large mixing bowl or bucket
- Food processor

Use a food processor to grate the Zote (or Fels Naptha). Use a very large bucket and combine ingredients using a layering method. Take a small amount of each ingredient and layer it on top of each other, then use a large spoon to mix it all together. Do this about five times, or until all ingredients have been mixed in.

Using the Detergent:When washing, you need only 1 to 2 tablespoons, depending on the size of your load.

Note: If you opted to put the Purex Crystals in your batch, you can scoop the detergent right into your bottle and use the cap as your measuring spoon. There are 3 lines on the side and the middle one is approximately 2 Tablespoons.