DIY: Laundry Soap

by - July 09, 2017


I found out about homemade laundry soap, aimed to last an entire YEAR for only $30, from YouTuber, LoveMeg. I love her channel and when I watched her video on homemade laundry soap I had to give it a try. I am all about pinching a penny so I put this $30 nonsense to the test! Turns out it wasn't nonsense at all! I ordered all my products online at Walmart. I try to only buy grocery items when I am shopping in town because Milo doesn't like to be out and about for to long. He is such a home body. This actually saved me in more than just trips out to the car. Not only has online shopping become the way I manage my home on the day to day, but it has also been saving me money with Walmart's new features. Free 2 day shipping and pick up/online discounts! You can't beat it. I have the full recipe and prices (that I paid at the time) listed below.

Onlineshoes.comRecipe: 

5 lb. OxiClean Versatile Stain Remover - $9.47
48 oz. Purex Complete Crystals (Lavender Blossom) - $7.87
17.6 oz. Zote Laundry Soap Flakes (2 boxes) - $2.28 x2
4 lb. Arm & Hammer Pure Baking Soda - $2.24
4 lb. Arm & Hammer Super Washing Soda Detergent - $3.97
4 lb. 20 Mule Team Borax All Natural Laundry Booster $3.97
(you will need a storage container for mixing & storing)

Combine in stages and mix well
Use only 1 Tablespoon per load! That's IT! 

Extra $20 Off Your First Month's Diapers & Wipes Bundle at The Honest Company!

With tax my total came out to $31.92. My recipe slightly differs from LoveMeg's but that's ok. I added in a little more oxy clean because if there is one thing babies and their clothes are not, it is stain resistant. I have been washing everything in my house for the past few days! I love the way this soap smells and even gets out old stains that were previously washed in. The real test was when Michael (Milo's dad) brought over a hamper full of his work clothes. Filthy, dirty, smelly, dusty, work clothes. Typically they still have an odor to them after using the All Free & Clear and even Tide Free & Clear. With this new homemade laundry soap the odors are gone and even his clothes came out cleaner! This is a magic powder and whether this soap lasts a year or not, I am not complaining. I have crossed over to the DIY darkside and don't think I'll be going back to pricey store bought brands anytime soon.



I even mixed up a tablespoon into a bowl of hot water and used it to clean areas on the rugs and carpets around my house. Worked amazingly! A "Best Uses" post for this homemade laundry soap is soon to come. Make sure to subscribe in the top right hand corner of my blog so you don't miss a thing! Last DIY post: DIY Cold/Chest Rub





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12 comments

  1. haha its interesting but ı m not sure it ı can make it at home

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    1. If I can you can! It's even been great for my sons sensitive skin.

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  2. I'm curious! I may have to try this when we run out. Does it work well with high efficiency machines?

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    1. Sure does! I've been using it in mine and also seen many videos on the Tube where I noticed they have HE machines.

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  3. Too cool! Thanks for sharing this post

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  4. This sounds great! I am always looking to cut costs in our house but still keep quality products. I will need to try this! How do you store it?

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    1. I have been loving this. I store mine in a cute super large mason type jar I picked up on walmart.com and the excess in a plastic storage bin I keep in my linen closet. I have seen some people use glass cookie jars or even put the mixture back into the oxyclean bin. I noticed my linens smell great with storing the excess the that area. Towels, sheets, and blankets I don't use regularly still smell fresh after months of sitting.

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  5. This is going to be so handy! 8' definitely going to try this out!

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    1. do it! it's so much cheaper and smells amazing

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  6. I am so excited to try this! I've been looking for a good and easy recipe to replace traditional soaps!

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    1. let em know what you think when you do

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