Friday, August 17, 2012

107. Make Laundry Soap

For almost a year now I have been making laundry soap for our washing machine.  Back when I used to use coupons a lot we would get detergent fairly cheap, but the world of couponing has changed a lot and it is much harder to score great deals.  So...we have started to make our own.

Here are the supplies needed:

1 cup of Borax
1 cup of Arm and Hammer Super Washing Soda
1 bar of Fels-Naptha soap

That's it!

I first combine the Borax and washing soda.

Then begins the only tedious part of making the soap.  I use the fine cheese grater to get the soap really broken down.

Every time that I do this Sammy sits and watches.  She thinks that she is going to get some cheese.  Poor doggy.

I put everything in the mixer and have it mix for a few minutes.  This helps to both mix everything up and to further break down the grated up bar of soap.

Here's the finished product.  I actually made a double batch.  We put a tablespoon or two in each load.  This should last for a couple of months and only costs a few dollars.

This isn't a goal, but it is a pretty easy project to save some money.  From beginning to end it only takes about 15 minutes. Not bad at all.

1 comment:

Mom said...

Can't Sammy's dog sniffer tell the difference between cheese and soap?
Poor doggy! Another great thrifty idea, EP!