Saturday, May 23, 2015

Easy DIY Powder Laundry Soap

This is our third batch of dry laundry soap! We LOVE it! I've seen a lot of recipes for the goopy liquid soap but I didn't want to have to melt the soap. This recipe is no fuss and works great. It also saves us a lot of money and time. 
DIY Laundry Soap

One batch last us easily 8 months. There are plenty of blogs that will tell you exact cost and price breakdown. I do not have that included in my post. I order all of my supplies on Amazon and it runs me around $40. 

DIY Laundry Soap

Easy DIY Powder Laundry Soap

Ingredients

3 -14 oz. bars of ZOTE, grated
3 small boxes of Baking Soda
3 lbs. OXICLEAN
4 lbs. 20 Mule Team BORAX
1-2 large containers of Purex Crystals or other softer (optional)
3 lbs. Arm & Hammer Super Washing Soda

Directions

1- Gather up 3 containers with lids. We use ice cream buckets.
2- Shred ZOTE by hand. It takes less than 5 minutes to do this and the only tedious part. It is just like shredding a block of cheese. I shred one and dump it in a container. Then same for the next 2. 
3-Pour one box of baking soda in each container.
4-Pour 1/3 of OXICLEAN in each container.
5-Pour 1/3 of BORAX in each container.
6-Pour Crystals/Beads equally in each container.
7-Pour 1/3 Super Washing Soda in each container.
8-Add lids and shake them.
9-Easy and done in 10 minutes tops. 
10-I use the OXICLEAN container because it has a lid to pour in soap that we use on a regular basis. Some people use cute containers. I just keep the large container stacked in the laundry room until ready to use.
11- Use 2 Tbsp of soap per load. 

Seriously this is the easiest stuff to make. We have allergy issues with some brands of detergents but never with this one. I have a front loading HE washer and drying and the powder works just fine. I add it to the drum and then the clothes. No problem with that at all.

Again, I do not have the exact price breakdown but on average we wash 8 loads a week. This usually last around 8-9 months which would be around 34 weeks. That works out to be 272 loads of laundry at a total of $40 or $.15 a load. This is my estimation and will vary depending on how much you pay for your supplies. 

bathroom cleaner

I also make my own every day bathroom cleaner. We use it on the toilet, sink and tub. I keep the spray bottle near the sink/tub and use it as often as needed which depends on the traffic! I keep a scrub brush container of it hanging in the shower to be used as needed.

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