Making Homemade Laundry Soap is Simple and Cost Effective

Do you wish to make your own homemade laundry soap?

In today's economy, some of the more important trends to move toward natural ingredients have fallen by the wayside because, unfortunately, those things that are better for us tend to be more expensive.

Yet, when it comes to homemade laundry soap, more and more people are discovering that not only is it less expensive to make your own, you tend to get better results from cleaning your clothing and other laundry.

So what are the ingredients that go into homemade laundry detergent? Many people will assume that there is a lot that goes into it, but the reality is much different. You basically need three ingredients to make your own homemade laundry soap. Regular bar soap, washing soda (which should not be confused with baking soda), and Borax. That's it.

A word about the new HE washers

If you have been in the market for a new washing machine lately, you have most likely come across the term HE, which stands for 'high efficiency' washers. The manufacturers of these HE washers tell you that you need a specific, specially engineered soap to use with them.

Okay, that may be the case, but the soap isn't some radically advanced formula. All it is, basically, is a low suds soap. Since these new energy and water efficient washers use less water than older models, they require less suds.

Do you think this means that you can't make your own homemade laundry detergent for your HE washer? Think again. The soap that you can make will naturally be low suds, so it will be perfect for your needs.

And the best part about all of this is that the cost, per load, of making your own homemade laundry soap will be less than one-quarter the price of the average laundry soap brands.

How to make your own homemade laundry detergent

All you need to make your first batch of homemade laundry soap (which will produce about 32 ounces) is 1 cup of washing soda (again, don't mistake this for baking soda), 1 cup of Borax, and 1 bar of soap, shaved.

Now, for the tough part. Mix these ingredients together for approximately five minutes and you will have your own laundry soap that is great at getting clothes clean and will save you an incredible amount of money over the short and long term.

When I first heard about homemade laundry soap, I was expecting a major project, something that would cost me hours every week and not really get the results I was looking for. What I found was an absolutely amazing thing. My clothes come out just as clean as they did with the major store bought brands and I am saving a ton of money every month.

If you have a large family and you do a lot of laundry every month, the savings can really add up. Even if you saved just one large laundry container a month, with an average price of $20, at the end of the year you will have saved $240. That's enough to think about taking the whole family out for a nice meal. Now, get out there and make your own homemade laundry soap.

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