Natural Laundry Soap
- 4 cups — hot tap water
- 1 Oma’s Favorite Stain Stick*
- 1 cup washing soda
- 1/2 cup Borax
Grate bar of soap and add to saucepan with water. Stir continually over medium-low heat until soap melts and dissolves.
Fill a five-gallon bucket half full of hot tap water. Add melted soap, washing soda and Borax. Stir well until all powder is dissolved Fill bucket to top with more hot water. Stir, cover and let sit overnight to thicken.
Stir and fill a used, clean laundry soap container half full with soap and then fill rest of way with water. Shake before each use. It will gel.
The recipe makes 10 gallons.
Top load machines: 1/2 cup per load (approximately 320 loads);
front load machines: 1/4 cup per load (approximately 640 loads)
If you don’t want to do all that work, you can use your mix as powdered laundry soap. Use 1 tbsp per HE/Front load washes; 2 tbsp per Top load/regular washes.
*While we recommend our Stain Stick, you can use any non-moisturizing soap you may have on hand.
Helpful Tip: Use distilled white vinegar in your rinse cycle! This will not only soften your clothes, and help control static, it helps to keep your washing machine’s insides from gunking up. No worries. Your clothes won’t smell like pickles!