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PostPosted: Sun Sep 18, 2005 11:37 am 

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Location: Ovilla,TEXAS
I came across a link about making your own laundry soap. The recipe for both the liquid and the powder is shown here. Some of the items are not organic but it seems like we should be able to come up with a pretty good recipe for making organic laundry soap. Any thoughts?

Liquid Laundry Detergents


Recipe #1

3 Pints Water
1/3 Bar Fels Naptha Soap, Grated
1/2 Cup Washing Soda
1/2 Cup Borax
2 Gallon Bucket
1 Quart Hot Water
Cold Water

Mix Fels Naptha soap in a saucepan with 3 pints of water, and heat on low until dissolved. Stir in Washing Soda and Borax. Stir until thickened, and remove from heat. Add 1 Quart Hot Water to 2 Gallon Bucket. Add soap mixture, and mix well. Fill bucket with cold water, and mix well. Set aside for 24 hours, or until mixture is gelled.
Use 1/2 cup of mixture per load.


Recipe #2

1 Cup Soap Flakes
1/2 Cup Washing Soda
1/2 Cup Borax
2 Tablespoons Glycerin
2 Cups Water

Mix all three ingredients together. Add glycerin and water.
Use 1/2 - 3/4 cup per load. Best when used with cold or warm water.


Recipe #3

1 Bar Soap - Any Brand, Grated
5 Gallon Bucket
1 Cup Washing Soda
4 1/2 Gallons Water

Place grated soap in a small saucepan and cover with water. Heat on low until dissolved. Fill bucket with hot water, and add soap. Stir to combine. Add 1 cup washing soda and mix well. As it cools it will thicken. May be used immediately. Use 1-2 cups per load.


Powdered Laundry Detergent

1 Cup Soap Flakes
1/2 Cup Washing Soda
1/2 Cup Borax

For light load, use 1 Tbsp. For heavy or heavily soiled load, use 2 Tbsp.

Edited 11/01/2003 to add this: Original article said to use 1 cup or 2 cups, depending on soil; however, the correct usage measurements is most likely 1 Tbsp. and 2 Tbsp., respectively.



• Liquid detergent can also be used as a pretreater for stains.

• Deodorant Soaps and Beauty Bars can be substituted for regular bar soap.

• Essential Oils can be added to soap for fragrance.

 Post subject: Homemade Laundry soap
PostPosted: Tue Sep 04, 2007 11:56 am 

Joined: Mon Mar 10, 2003 9:20 am
Posts: 31
Location: Cisco,TEXAS
Here is what a soap maker friend of mine does.

Laundry Soap

It's very simple....

1) grind up your scraps (these are scraps of homemade soap)

2) put soap scraps in a 5 gallon bucket (about 4" of scraps in the bucket -
don't use too much!)

3) add equal parts washing soda and borax (about 1 cup each for a 5 gallon

4) fill bucket with water

In about 2 days or so, it will turn to complete mush - that's when it's good -
becomes the consistency of snot (sorry to describe it this way, but that's the
way it was described to me, and quite frankly - it's accurate!).

Taken from my soap_makers group on Yahoo.

 Post subject: homemade laundry soap
PostPosted: Tue Apr 28, 2009 9:40 am 

Joined: Tue Apr 28, 2009 9:37 am
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Do you have any particular homemade laundry soap recipes or general info about different kinds of homemade laundry soap?

Here's one homemade laundry soap page, do you know of any others?

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