Thursday, January 24, 2013

DIY Clean: Homemade Laundry Soap {Valentine Edition}


Laundry meet homemade laundry soap (the new + improved version)

Laundry soap meet laundry

See suds fly

It was love at first spin ;)

Although I have posted a diy laundry detergent on the blog, when I saw this happy, pink bar of Zote at Walgreens, I knew I wanted to make a Valentine's Day version of the classic :)


Zote was new to me, but the $1.49 price tag and MORE WHITENING POWER on the side sold me! Plus, after reading more about this beloved Mexican soap, I was more convinced that it needed to be the main star of my laundry soap!


The recipe is the same (I just used Zote to make it extra fabulous!)
2 cups of soap (FelsNaptha, Zote, Ivory...etc)
1 cup borox
1 cup washing soda


The process--

Grate the soap:


Mix it with the borax and washing soda:


Blend it (optional step) and store it:


When you're ready to wash clothes, use 1-2 tablespoons per load.

That's it! Even though it might seem like a lot of work, I can make a batch of detergent that will last me for months in about 20 minutes.

Have you ever made your own laundry soap? I encourage you to give it a "spin" if you haven't :)

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2 comments:

  1. You know if you microwave the soap for a few minutes, it will puff up and once you let it sit and cool off you can crumble it into a corse powdar so you dont need to grate the soap

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