We love making our own cleaning products. I save so much in this size household. We do have a 5 gallon bucket of homemade laundry soap that I have been making every 3 months for the last 5 years… Several months ago, I made a “Laundry Sauce” that I adapted a bit from this recipe. … Laundry Sauce On Budget101
We do double this recipe and make 4 jars instead of 2 (which often fluffs into 5 jars every 3 months)
- 1 bar DOVE soap, grated – Some people use Fels Naptha, (we don’t because I don’t like using anything with color)
- 1 cup 20 Mule Team Borax
- 1 cup Arm & Hammer Washing Soda
- 4 cups of hot water
- Essential oil of choice
- You will also need 2 quart size mason jars and either a blender or a hand mixer. I picked up a blender at a yard sale for $1 that I use for soap only.
- Put 4 cups of water in a large heavy saucepan over high heat. Bring to a boil.
- Mix together the Borax and the washing soda in a bowl and set aside.
- Grate your bar of soap and add to the boiling water. Stir until melted down (about 10 minutes.
- Once the soap is dissolved, turn to low heat and add the washing soda and the borax. Stir until COMPLETELY dissolved. (DOES NOT FEEL GRAINY!)
- Pour the liquid equally into two quart size Mason jars.
- Add water to fill the jars to the “shoulder”
- Add 10 drops of essential oil of choice to each mason jar.
- Put the lid on the jars, shake a few times and turn them upside down Let them sit upside down for a few hours.
- After a few hours, you will notice that the soap has separated into several layers. YEA!
- Once this happens, pour the contents into a blender and BLEND AWAY! Until Fluffy! (If you are lucky enough to find a blender that the blades unscrew and the mason jar screws right onto it. … I am not that lucky! YET!)
- Add the “soap fluff back into your jars (you may need a 3rd jar depending how “fluffy” it blended. 🙂
Add 1 Tablespoon to a load of laundry in any type of machine, conventional, Front Loader, High Capacity & High Efficiency (HE), etc. Add the spoonful directly with the dirty clothes and not into the detergent tray.