Homemade Powder Laundry Soap

January 25, 2014

Homemade Powder Laundry Soap

What Is In Your Favorite Soap That Could Be Hurting You

Ever wonder what is in your favorite laundry soap? Could it really be hurting you?

What about homemade powdered laundry soap? What's the difference?

Why switch??

Well, store brand soaps contain sulfates which are bad for you and for the environment. Sodium Lauryl Sulfate and Sodium Laureth Sulfate are foaming agents added to detergents to create suds. 
So I am wondering when did suds actually clean clothes??  

Those super magic bubbles can actually causing skin irritations like acne, eczema, psoriasis and dry skin for people with extremely sensitive skin. Those sulfates actually strip oils from the clothing {which seems like a good thing} but what else is it doing?? Soaking your clothing in those irritants!

Store bought detergent also may contain a cocktail of potent cancer-causing chemicals, some of which the manufacturer doesn't even have to list on the label. This loophole reduces the odds that you'll ever discover what's in there.
NPE (nonylphenol ethoxylate)

As if those ingredients aren't enough to make the switch, what about cost savings? Using the homemade soap may cost you more in your upfront cost, but in the long road you are saving tons of money! 

Think about how often you buy new clothing. 
Store bought detergents break down the fibers of your clothing making them fade and rip easier.
If you make the switch, you just might save the life of your clothing along with your wallet!!

Ok, so after all that, here is the recipe!

1 box borax
1 box washing soda
1 big box baking soda {optional but I love it!}
2 bars Fels Naptha Soap

get you a 5 gallon bucket and put it all in...stir...be warned! You want to add a little at a time because it does create dust if you just dump it all in at once! Trust me, it doesn't taste good!!

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  1. I make my own laundry soap and love it! Will have to try this! Stopping by from Messy Moms. Love for you to stop by and return the follow when you can. I am hosting Mom's Monday Mingle now :) Love for you to link up!


  2. Such a great idea... much cheaper too!

    1. Anonymous3:18 PM

      A whole lot cheaper! I save tons of money using this, and its better for you too!

  3. I don't mind saving clothes, money, and not adding sulfates to the laundry. :) Sounds great to me. Thank you for linking to Super Sunday Sync!

    1. Anonymous6:27 PM

      You are right on!! Thank you for having me!


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