Tuesday, April 2, 2013

Frugal Laundry Soap

I have always been pretty brand loyal when it came to laundry soap.  Tide all the way! Eventually I started realizing how much we were spending every month on laundry soap and knew I had to do something different.  First I started trying to coupon to get detergent and that worked for a little while, but I am not an "Extreme Couponer". When I would find a good deal I would buy one or two and then I would run out before I could find a good deal again.

I heard on a blog (I can't remember which one) about making your own laundry soap. So I began my search for a good recipe.  I came across quite a few, but they were all for liquid soap and I have never been a liquid soap kind of girl.  I always end up making a mess with liquid soap and never get the right amount. Anyways, I finally found a recipe for powdered laundry detergent and I have been using it for almost a year now. I love it!

It really is pretty easy to make  and very inexpensive. I make a couple batches every time so I really don't have to make it that often. Here is where I found the recipe.

Powdered Laundry Detergent - Top load machine - Duggar Recipes - The Duggar Family

I keep the detergent in a mason jar and I keep a tablespoon with it so that I never have to worry about putting too much soap in the load. This soap does not leave a perfumed scent on your clothes, which is alright with me. I would rather smell like my perfume/lotion than laundry detergent, but that is just my opinion!

Thanks for stopping by!


  1. Visiting from Frugal Crafty Frugal Home Blog Hop. I use a similar recipe but add Oxyclean and substitute Dr Bonner's Baby soap for the Fels Naptha.

    Michelle @ On A Wing And A Prayer

    1. Thank you for visiting! I have heard of adding Oxyclean and I would like to try that next time. I am going to hop over and check out your blog!