DIY Laundry soaps

    About two years ago I got on a diy kick. I didn't care if it was an all natural option or just a simple frugal way to save money, either way I wanted to do everything my self. Pinterest quickly became my go to for these types of projects. I am sure by now everyone has heard of the site.

    The first laundry soap I came across for a powdered version (here is the link to the pin) I originally thought "Awesome!" then after purchasing the ingredients I needed I wasn't so sure it was going to actually save me money I mean I just dished out  over thirty bucks for this stuff. For a family of four let me tell you that this stuff did actually last a long time (over one year) I did however get side tracked and purchased a few liquid soaps at the local supermarket. I found the soap I made, made our clothes on the stiff side and I am not really a fan of stiff clothing.

   I had since then come across other pinners raving about their find on home made laundry liquid soap. I finally decided to give one of them a try. Here is the blogger I ended up following and using her DIY instructions. I have only used the soap a handful of times but I can feel our clothes are a lot softer than they had been, and I love that! Just as the first soap I tried you do have to dish out some upfront costs but  with how little amount of each product is being used I think it will go a long way and will in fact be cheaper than paying $13 for some soap that will last you a month vs. a year!

                                     SO lets get to it shall we
                                         

You will need:  20 mule team borax 3Tbl
Arm & Hammer washing soda (not baking soda) 3Tbl
Dr.Bronners any sent (i used lavender, you can also use dawn dish soap) 3Tbl
A jug to keep it in ( i used a gallon tea jug)
measuring spoons (keep separate from cooking utensils)
1 measuring cup
funnel
A Pot to boil water in 4c


Now that you know what you'll be needing, let's get to it!

   I started out by boiling the water. You will need 4 cups so I add just about a half a cup more to make sure I have the right amount after some of the water has evaporated.  While the water is getting to a boil I  got my mix ready. 
 ~Measure out 3 tablespoons of borax and 3 tablespoons of washing soda and mix them together. (I recommend using old bowls, measuring supplies etc.. so the soaps and borax do not seep into the plastic and contaminate your food)  
~Using your funnel pour the mix into your jug. Add 3 tablespoons of soap. 
~Next your going to want to measure and pour 4 cups of boiling water into your jug of soap. Shake well to mix it all together. 
~Finally fill your jug the rest of the way full with cold water. The mix will bubble so fill slowly.


I use an old measuring lid from the last liquid soap I bout to measure  out what I need to wash my clothes. Its about 1/2 cup to 1 cup per load.

Saturday, September 28, 2013

DIY Laundry soaps


    About two years ago I got on a diy kick. I didn't care if it was an all natural option or just a simple frugal way to save money, either way I wanted to do everything my self. Pinterest quickly became my go to for these types of projects. I am sure by now everyone has heard of the site.

    The first laundry soap I came across for a powdered version (here is the link to the pin) I originally thought "Awesome!" then after purchasing the ingredients I needed I wasn't so sure it was going to actually save me money I mean I just dished out  over thirty bucks for this stuff. For a family of four let me tell you that this stuff did actually last a long time (over one year) I did however get side tracked and purchased a few liquid soaps at the local supermarket. I found the soap I made, made our clothes on the stiff side and I am not really a fan of stiff clothing.

   I had since then come across other pinners raving about their find on home made laundry liquid soap. I finally decided to give one of them a try. Here is the blogger I ended up following and using her DIY instructions. I have only used the soap a handful of times but I can feel our clothes are a lot softer than they had been, and I love that! Just as the first soap I tried you do have to dish out some upfront costs but  with how little amount of each product is being used I think it will go a long way and will in fact be cheaper than paying $13 for some soap that will last you a month vs. a year!

                                     SO lets get to it shall we
                                         

You will need:  20 mule team borax 3Tbl
Arm & Hammer washing soda (not baking soda) 3Tbl
Dr.Bronners any sent (i used lavender, you can also use dawn dish soap) 3Tbl
A jug to keep it in ( i used a gallon tea jug)
measuring spoons (keep separate from cooking utensils)
1 measuring cup
funnel
A Pot to boil water in 4c


Now that you know what you'll be needing, let's get to it!

   I started out by boiling the water. You will need 4 cups so I add just about a half a cup more to make sure I have the right amount after some of the water has evaporated.  While the water is getting to a boil I  got my mix ready. 
 ~Measure out 3 tablespoons of borax and 3 tablespoons of washing soda and mix them together. (I recommend using old bowls, measuring supplies etc.. so the soaps and borax do not seep into the plastic and contaminate your food)  
~Using your funnel pour the mix into your jug. Add 3 tablespoons of soap. 
~Next your going to want to measure and pour 4 cups of boiling water into your jug of soap. Shake well to mix it all together. 
~Finally fill your jug the rest of the way full with cold water. The mix will bubble so fill slowly.


I use an old measuring lid from the last liquid soap I bout to measure  out what I need to wash my clothes. Its about 1/2 cup to 1 cup per load.

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