You might want to sample the popular DIY homemade laundry soap that all the bloggers are talking about and have been for years.
Does it Work? Most likely – It is a Mixture of stuff that cleans. I A- s-s-u-m-e should work on some items based on that idea alone.
If I am going to go through all the hassle of making my laundry soap – I need to make sure it will save me money and be worth my time.
Because like anything else, “Time is Money,” But okay right now d, I might have a bit more time to try something I’ve always wanted.
Reasons to Make Homemade Laundry Soap
– Save money (if you can)
– No Leftover chemicals from store-bought detergent (that’s a good thing, right?)
– Get Fresh Smelling, Clean Clothes and then some. (I like that part the most)
Reasons NOT to Make Homemade Laundry Soap
– Not Enough testing for clothes types and water types – (Well, I will test that out )
– Detergents do not dissolve in cold water well. (I’ll add a bit extra arm & hammer)
– Not “enough” scent from the powdered laundry soap when dry –
– Washing soda or baking soda stains concrete, marble and other surfaces if left wet long enough to react with water.
Making Homemade Laundry Soap With Borax
Homemade Laundry Soap with Dawn
If the process of Grating soap is intimidating for you – or perhaps you require something less time-consuming. If you don’t want to grate Naptha Soap, you can substitute Dawn soap like Make Your Zone.
She says she uses 1/2 cup, and it costs her $0.08 per load
Estimated Annual Savings: $120 for a year of laundry soap
What You Need: 2 cups Borax 4 cups Washing Soda 3 bars Ivory Soap Dawn
Making Laundry Soap with Vinegar
On that point are also Recipes using Vinegar within the homemade laundry soap recipe pile! There are so many different recipes with so many other ingredients – It’s so hard to wade through them all and which one works – or which ones have a Chemical imbalance, such as Be Cautious using Vinegar and Castile Soap Warns Going Green.
In that respect are other warnings out there using Vinegar with any laundry detergent (Homemade or store-bought), and the message is to use only for the “Rinse Cycle) and not to add it to the soap phase of the cycle.
Also, one lady added Vinegar to her load of laundry detergent and didn’t notice an immediate reaction. But the following day, when she was folding the clothes – they were all stiff as a board!
Why Homemade Laundry Soap is Bad
Before you head down the Do it Yourself Laundry Soap – you might want to do some research on what to look for when it’s not working and perhaps why.
Nature’s Nurture has made an excellent point about using homemade laundry soap for an extended time.
” It can cause a build-up of ingredients that, in the end, could damage your clothes.”
I’ve heard people complain about losing colours and colours bleeding onto their other garments in the wash when using homemade laundry soap because it doesn’t have all those chemicals to prevent this from happening.
What’s your Favorite Homemade Laundry Soap Recipe?
Tell us in the comments on the ingredients and let us know how any of them worked out.