A Safe Solution to Laundry Soap ( Homemade Substitute )

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Recipe by ashleykellogg07

This is a solution for all those concerned with petrochemicals causing health problems in your family. I noticed many recipes on this site use Fels Naptha. This product contains mysterious ingredients like "colorants, perfume, cleaners". What does that mean? Any time a product fails to disclose their ingredients, you can be sure they are hiding something.

Top Review by Cactuscat

An awesome substitute to store-bought detergent and far easier to make than the liquid laundry soap recipes I've run across. Made it with my own, handmade soap and it was wonderfully cleansing and also had a fabric softener-like effect on the clothing. One word of caution: My wife found info that suggests that if you use cloth diapers for your baby, this type of laundry soap is bad to use. Apparently it can affect the absorbency of the diapers over time. But for everything else, thumbs up! :)

Ingredients Nutrition

  • 1 bar castile soap (comes in many flavors!)
  • 1 cup borax
  • 1 cup washing soda


  1. Grate the bar soap into a storage container with a lid.
  2. Add the borax and washing soda.
  3. mix.
  4. use about 1 Tablespoon per regular size load.
  5. Make sure to keep covered and away from kids and pets!

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