Simple ingredients for homemade Laundry Soap!

Have you ever thought of making your own laundry soap? Well if you haven't, think about this...

- It is a whole lot cheaper than the store-bought stuff
- Because you made it, you know everything that is in it
- You only have to use 1 to 2 tablespoons per load
- It takes about 10 minutes to make
- It cleans better and leaves your clothes smelling fresh

It really is as easy as 1, 2, 3!


1 Bar of shaved soap (Ivory or Fels-Naptha)
1 Cup of 20 Mule Team Borax
1 Cup Arm & Hammer Washing Soda

Grate the bar soap finely and place in a gallon size container. (Use a fine cheese grater or something similar) Add borax and washing soda. Thoroughly stir together for 5 minutes and enjoy the results. Stirring the full time is important; it breaks up the pieces and mixes it fully. That’s it folks!

For washing, use 1 tablespoon per load. If you are washing heavily soiled items, use 2 tablespoons. Makes enough for up to 64 loads!!! Safe to use in High Efficiency/Front-Load washers.

Place in an air-tight container and store at room temperature.

We stock all of these ingredients at both of our locations. If you are looking for a fabric softener alternative, try using 1/2 cup of white vinegar in your rinse cycle. It strips the clothes of any leftover soap residue and makes them smell clean. Not that bottled clean smell that we are all used to, but a real, deep-down clean. And no, it doesn't make your clothes smell like vinegar...I promise!