Friday, April 5, 2013

Super Simple DIY Laundry Soap-Wash Up Buttercup

I LOVE LAUNDRY!  Actually I love washing but I do not like the folding or the putting away.  Pretty sure the majority of my electrical bill during the winter is just from all the dog towel washing.  I have wicked sensitive skin so I steer clear of heavy perfumes and dyes.  9 months ago in pure DIY spirit I set out to find a laundry soap I could make at home that was better for me and less expensive.

My girlfriend Alaina has twin boys with a laundry soap recipe that is ridiculously easy to make and really effective. Alaina's recipe is crazy simple and wicked inexpensive.

Fels-Naptha bar soap, $1.99
Borax, $3.50
Washing Soda, $2.99

Locate Ingredients-

Fels-Naptha bar soap-Safeway, Winco, Fred Myers, Hardware Store, New Seasons
Borax- Target, Winco, Safeway, Hardware Store, New Seasons
Washing Soda-Winco, Hardware Store (way more expensive at hardware store)

1/2 bar of Fels-Naptha
1 Cup of Washing Soda
1 Cup of Borax

Cut up the Fels-Naptha bar into tiny little pieces.  If you want to make it really fine throw the bar in the food processor.  

Measure out your ingredients and pour into an airtight container.  Close the top and shake it up!

One load of laundry can be handled with just ONE TABLESPOON of this mix!!!  

The boxes of Borax and Washing Soda will last you for a really really long time.
1 batch of homemade laundry soap=32 Wash Loads

1-55oz box of Washing Soda would go towards 7 Laundry Soap batches or 224 Wash Loads
1-76oz box of Borax would go towards 9 Laundry Soap batches or 288 Wash Loads

Compare that to the average bottle of Laundry at 55 loads for $6 a bottle.  Cha Ching!  Put those pennies in your pocket to treat yourself later to YO CREAM or a thrifting adventure.

Go ahead and love your home and family with handmade.

Much Soapy Love-Jessie


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