I have tried so many different laundry detergents and have only found 2 so far that I can handle with my IC. I just thought that why cant they make a soap without all the crap in it? do I have to pay so much for soap that hurts me?? So I started looking to make my own. I searched on Google and found so many recipes, but mostly they had 3 main ingredients. Off to the store!
I found what I needed.
- Washing soda
- Sunlight bar soap
Yup, thats all you need. I saw some recipes where you can make liquid, but I went for the dry. It was so simple to make. No messy wet goop. All you need to do is shred the bar of soap as tiny as possible. Some people use a food processor but I just used a grater. It needs to be small enough that it melts in the water.
- 2 cups grated soap
- 1 cup washing soda
- 1 cup borax
Mix it all together and you have dry laundry soap. Use 2 tablespoons for each load of dirty clothes. It works out to cost about 5 cents a load. It will save us about 60 bucks a year.
You can also use different soaps. My next batch I will use ivory soap. Most recipes call for Zote or Fels-Naptha. I couldnt find them here. My laundry smells so fresh. Not sure how it will smell when I use Ivory soap.