Making your own liquid laundry soap is a thrifty way to avoid buying the chemically engineered, expensive kinds. You can buy a cheap bar of Zote or Fels-Naptha, or you can gather up all of those soap bar remnants that are lying around and give them a new use. You can also use homemade soap bars for this recipe. Don’t just make laundry soap! You can use body soap bars in this same recipe to make a cheap shower gel, too!
To make 1 1/2 quarts of your own simple laundry soap you will need:
- One bar of Fels-Naptha or other inexpensive laundry soap
- 6 cups filtered water
2. Stir the soap and the water until there are no more soap particles, and it has all dissolved together. Take the pan off of the stove.
3. Let the pan sit for 12-24 hours, undisturbed. You can add a very small amount of essential oils at this point, if you’d like.
4. I keep my soap in quart jars, and it can be used not only for laundry, but for dishes, floor scrubbing, and all other kinds of cleaning jobs.
I use 1/4 cup of this soap to five gallons of water for washing regularly soiled laundry.
Hope this works well for you, and have a wonderful Sunday evening.