I got inspired to make my own laundry soap after I saw this post on Progressive Pioneer.
I am so glad I did! It is ridiculously easy to make. Once you buy your ingredients, the made laundry soap is crazy cheap, and it works perfectly! No more buying expensive Seventh Generation soap for us!
Here is the recipe, again pulled from Progressive Pioneer’s post. However, on her blog, she used a t, for teaspoon and it just seemed like not enough soap to me, so I changed the recipe and used a T, for tablespoon, for each type of soap.
You can get all the ingredients at your grocery store. I bought the washing soda and borax at Publix and the naptha soap at New Leaf.
3T naptha soap grated (I used my cheese grater, and washed it good afterward, but you probably should buy a separate grater just for soap)
4T washing soda
5 cups cold water
3/4 cup hot water
essential oils ( Iused lavender and tea tree oil, because that is what I use for my diaper spray and all purpose spray)
Melt the soap, with the 3/4 cup water in a pot on the stove. Stir frequently. Take off the heat and when it has cooled a bit, add the cold water and essential oils. Then add it to an old laundry soap dispenser container, shake it up and viola! Homemade Laundry Soap!
P.S. I do not use this on my cloth diapers, I use Rocking Green for that. However, there are other recipes on the web that are suppossed to be fine for cloth diapers.
P.S.S. I tripled the recipe when I made it, to make a big batch.