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How to Make Homemade Laundry Soap

Easy and Frugal


Whether you want to make your own laundry soap to be "greener" by using less detergents in your household...or want to replace your laundry detergent with homemade laundry soap to be frugal, making your own homemade laundry soap (remember, what we're making is not laundry detergent, it's laundry soap) is super easy...and so much cheaper than store bought laundry detergent - just a few cents per load! Plus, like all of our homemade soaps, you know exactly the ingredients you are putting into it! You can use this laundry soap in both cold and hot water - an in both top and front loading washing machines.

1. How to Make Homemade Liquid/Gel Laundry Soap

Steps and recipe to make your own homemade liquid laundry soap. Easy to follow and inexpensive ingredients!

2. How to Make Homemade Powdered Laundry Soap

Making powdered laundry soap is even easier than the liquid/gel laundry soap - you just leave out the water!

3. 100% Lard Soap Recipe for Laundry Soap Base

Recipe for a 0% superfatted 100% lard soap that's a great base for homemade laundry soap.

4. Basic Soap Recipe for Laundry Soap Using Fels Naptha

Recipe for homemade liquid laundry soap using the tried and true Fels Naptha bar soap.

5. Basic Soap Recipe for Laundry Soap Using Your Own Homemade Soap

Recipe for homemade liquid laundry soap using the your own homemade bar of soap.

6. How to Make Your Own Washing Soda

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Some people have reported having trouble finding washing soda (sodium carbonate) in their city. You can leave it out of the recipe, but it really does help boost the cleaning powder of the soap.

Good news! There is a way to make your own washing soda out of regular baking soda (sodium bicarbonate).

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