One of my favorite things Jordan’s Mom taught me, was how to make my own laundry soap. I am incredibly thankful for this because it has saved us an astronomical amount of money. When I first started making my own laundry soap, Jordan and I had just moved out on our own, and were both in college. I started by only making a single batch because we did not have much space to store a double batch at the time.
This DIY is for a double batch of laundry soap. This can typically last me 6 to 9 months. Our household is just two of us, with the occasional load for Lucy’s blankies. The supplies for this past batch, was about $50.00. I will admit that I spend a tad more to get the Zote laundry flakes vs. the bar of soap. To me, it is worth spending the extra few dollars to not have to shred my own bar of soap.
I use about one Tablespoon per laundry load. If I know that the load of laundry is very dirty or have dense articles of clothes or blankets I will use about 2 Tablespoons. As you use this laundry soap, you will discover how much works for you and your clothes.
What You Will Need
- Big Bowl
- Zote Laundry Flakes (1 and 1/2 box of flakes or 2 Zote Bars)
- Borax Detergent Booster (Two 65 oz boxes)
- Arm & Hammer Laundry Detergent (9.56 lb box)
- Storage Containers
- Empty half of all ingredients above into a big bowl, and mix together
- Empty the last half of all ingredients into the big bowl, and mix together
- Pour the mixture into a storage container, and store near the laundry room. (I add a scoop in my storage container to be able to add quickly to the load of laundry).
- Enjoy && Count up all the money you saved
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