Homemade Laundry Soap

Homemade laundry soap

First, let me tell you it is just as effective and better for your skin because it does not have any dyes or perfumes.


Clean 5 gallon bucket with lid


Small sauce pan


4 cups hot tap water

1 bar Ivory soap 5.5oz

1 cup Super-washing soda

½ cup Borax

Directions: Grate soap, the finer the better add to water stir continually over medium heat until melted. Fill the 5 gallon bucket ½ full with hot tap water and soap, washing soda and borax. Stir well until all the powered is dissolved. Fill the bucket the rest of the way with hot tap water. Cover and let sit overnight. The next day it will gel together. Fill a 1 gallon container (I just saved the last jug I bought and used it) ½ full with soap and fill the rest with hot tap water. Shake well before each use. Feel good about saving money and giving your family healthier laundry.

All of the ingredients can be found at Wal-Mart and you can buy a clean 5 gallon bucket with lid at Lowes (approx. $6). The washing soda and borax will last you along time they were 3-4 dollars apiece and the ivory soap is usually 3 for $1. I have been using this laundry soap exclusively for more than a year and I am still using the first boxes of washing soda and borax that I bought. So for approx. 15 dollars I have had laundry soap for more than a year. And I don’t have to buy the bucket again so it will be even cheaper next time I have to buy the ingredients.

2 thoughts on “Homemade Laundry Soap”

  1. I use Ivory liquid dish soap instead of the bar because I get some suds that way. It doesn’t get thick though, so it looks like you’re pouring water into the washer. It also smells better with the dish soap.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *