1/30/2012

DIY Homemade Laundry Soap

For the homemaker's out there on the budget like me and have passion for savings.  I got this idea form Being Creative blog site.  I tried my first load yesterday right after the mixing done and it works great!  My laundry clothes look's clean and smell fresh.  So I'm sharing this wonderful saving money idea to save more money.

Ingredients are pictured below.  I got this all together in just one trip at Walmart and cost me $18.59 including tax.  According the blogger it will last almost a year, can't believe how much money will be saved. If I bought a TIDE my 18 bucks will only last me for 2 months.

1 - 4lb/12 oz box Borax (2.15 kg or 76 oz) found in the detergent isle
1 - 4lb box Arm & Hammer Baking Soda (1.81 kg) found in the cooking isle
1 box Arm & Hammer Super Washing Soda 55 oz (3 lb 7 oz) found in the detergent isle
3 bars of Fels-naptha soap, found in the detergent isle  I use the pink ZOTE also found in detergent isle.
2 small containers of oxyclean or store brand oxyclean (try to get about 3.5 lbs total (1.58 kg)) found in the detergent isle (This is optional, I added it into mine because I have pretty messy kids and the cleaner the better).

Steps:
1. Grate the Naptha Felts or Zote bar.

2.  Get a big container and line a garbage bag or large plastic bag on it.  (sorry I forgot to take pictures of my container with the plastic bag lining on it. 

3.  Below is the picture of my all mixed ingredients that I rolled back and forth and it now ready to put in a dry container box.




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