My Amazing Laundry Soap

I absolutely love my laundry soap. It’s so cost effective and my clothes come out fresh and clean. I use three different stain fighting bar soaps (you can just use one if you wish) to help keep stains from setting into my clothes.

Just a little hint. If you have a lipstick stain or grease stain, I use Seventh Generation Dish soap on the actual stain. Gently rub it in with a little water and let it sit for a few minutes rinse and wash. If it’s super stubborn you may need to repeat the process. On some stains I just rub in some of my laundry soap.

Watch my video below to see how I make my laundry soap.

My Laundry Detergent Recipe

2 quarts of water in pan on stove

½ bar of Naptha soap grated*

½ bar of white Zote soap*

1 bar of Kirks Coco Castille soap*

2 cups of Borax*

1 cup of Arm & Hammer washing soda*

1 cup of Baking Soda


Add finely grated soap to the water on stove (low/medium heat). Stir until soap is melted. I’ve found that it’s easier to melt one soap at a time. Add cool tap water to your buck (about 2 quarts). Pour soapy water mixture into a 5 gallon bucket (purchased at Home Depot or Lowes) add borax, washing soda, and baking soda. Stir well until all is dissolved. Add water until bucket is nearly full. Stir until well mixed. Let it sit over night. The next day I break it up with my hand and stir well. Then it is ready to use. I use 1/3rd cup full in my washer. I place it inside the washing machine instead of pouring into the dispenser.

I’ve been using this in my HE washing machine for four years.

* These items were purchased at Walmart on the Laundry Detergent isle.

Fabric Softener:

White Distilled Vinegar (Your clothes will not smell like vinegar) I put this in the fabric softener dispenser.

You can add vinegar in your load of towels to help kill bacteria by pouring it into the liquid soap dispenser of your washing machine.

If you have time, allow your hot soap mixture to cool down for a couple of hours before pouring into your bucket. If not, put a couple of quarts of cool water into the bucket first.

My Foodsaver:


Washing Soda:

Baking Soda:

White Zote Soap:

Kirks Castille Coco soap:

Fels Naptha:

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Published by thegingeroptimist

My name is Jan McIntyre, also known as The Ginger Optimist. I love Jesus, cooking, baking, making my own DIY products, photography, makeup, bargain shopping and encouraging others.

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