Laundry Soap Making

Have you ever wondered what goes on in laundry soap making? Do you worry about the ingredients that go into the laundry soap you buy in grocery stores? Wish you can make your own laundry soap so that you're assured of the soap you use when washing? Well, wonder, worry, and ask no more. Laundry soap making is something that you can easily do at home, and reach surprising results!

Many people who have very sensitive skin or certain skin problems like psoriasis, eczema, skin asthma, rashes, and contact dermatitis, or people who are allergic to commercial laundry soaps benefit from homemade laundry soap. This is because the soap can be tailored to their skin's special needs. You can be sure to create a very hypoallergenic and mild laundry soap that will help soothe skin problems or get rid of allergic reactions!

Here is an easy to follow mild laundry soap making recipe you can do at home:

  • 2 5.5oz. bars of Ivory soap (grated)
  • 1 cup washing soda
  • 1 cup borax
  • 4 gallons distilled water

  1. Put the ivory soap in a large suacepan.

  2. Add 12 cups of water and heat it until the soap melts

  3. Once melted, add the washing soda and the borax. Stir until the powders are dissolved.

  4. In a medium sized bucket (enough for 3 gallons of liquid), pour 8 cups of hot water. Next, pour in your soap mixture and stir.

  5. Add 2 gallons plus 12 cups of water into the bucket as stir. Set the soap aside and leave it for 24 hours.

  6. When you check on your soap, it should have a gel like consistency. Use ½ cup of this watery gel per load of laundry.

The soap made here will not bubble when used. That's okay, it is still doing its work at cleaning your clothes! If you think this recipe makes too much laundry detergent, cut the recipe in half by halving each of the ingredients then proceed to follow the instructions. You will still have to use half a cup of this homemade laundry soap for each load of laundry.

Laundry soap making is not only easy and beneficial, but it will help you save money too! Making your own soap is usually cheaper than buying it, especially if you make large batches. However, be sure that you count the cost of homemade detergent versus the cost of buying commercial detergent to see if you are really saving money!