I made laundry soap for the first time and oh my gosh, does it work. It gets clothes so flippin' clean. Didn't smell enough of the lemon but the fabric was super clean and no static! OMG. I will never use store-bought again.
In other news, the pile of KEEPS
from yesterday's post
, is coming along well. I'll write more when I'm done.
How does one go about making their own laundry soap?ReplyDelete
For this batch, I used sodium carbonate (aka soda ash or washing soda), and I also used castile soap.Delete
Along with lemon peels.
As I said, your clothes will now match the lemon tart room!ReplyDelete
Ha! That's right!Delete
Well I love lemon so this would work for meReplyDelete
You want the formula?Delete
Well done you. Again.ReplyDelete
Recipe, please :-)ReplyDelete
Sent to your email.Delete
Hey sweet friend it's been on my list to make my own soap forever. The reason my blog isn't showing up in your blogroll is because when I bought the .com it kicked me off everyones roll. You have to go to my page and copy the link and then go to where you read your blogs and click the add button and paste the link in. Darn Blogger is making it so hard. Grrrrr.ReplyDelete
I will give that a go :-)
This is awesome!ReplyDelete
My guess is that it is free from allergens?ReplyDelete
I dunno for everyone. So far, I'm doing good with it.Delete
The best. The absolute best. I will have to put this together. Thanks so much for sharing your method with me!ReplyDelete
Excellent work Whisk!ReplyDelete
Very cool! I'd love the recipe :)ReplyDelete
You got it. Emailing it to you right now.Delete
I only want to know how much it costs to make. Unless I can save a LOT of money I am sticking with Tide:-)ReplyDelete
Sodium Carbonate - $3.97Delete
Castile Bar (3ct) - $3.28
Lemon Peels (free because we use the lemons weekly for lemonade)
Those prices will come down if I make my own sodium carbonate and my own castile soap.
Thanks for asking!
I'd love to try a spoonful of this, it even looks good in the jar. Thanks very much for the recipe.ReplyDelete
Sure thing. Anytime.Delete
The good thing is that you know exactly what's in it!ReplyDelete
My girl made some last Christmas as gifts and put it in cute jars with cute tags and we all LOVED the soap. Hope she does it again this yr. :)ReplyDelete
That's a great, great gift. Anything like that homemade, to me, is great fun.Delete
Such a cool idea!Sadly though, most of the new machines only use liquid. Mine is one, but here at the beach the machines use anything. Love the idea! May even try it once I finish this darn book! LOLReplyDelete
Hey Girl -- This can be made into a liquid. Any of them can. I just opted out of that idea for myself because I wanted the ease of a little glass jar.Delete
I'm going to give it a try!ReplyDelete
Would never have thought about making my own laundry soap. Good on ya girl.ReplyDelete
I got annoyed with the ingredients at the stores.Delete
Glad the soap is a winner ...ReplyDelete
All the best Jan
I wonder if I could make a chocolate scented washing powder........ReplyDelete
I make dry shampoo with chocolate and it smells fantastic. Not sure about laundry soap, might was away or stain.Delete
Surprised to see the home made soap powder:)ReplyDelete
I just read your post about your pile - yay! And your upcoming staycation...do you and your hubby have any fun plans?ReplyDelete
I'm proud of you for making your own laundry soap. Go You! You are one talented chick!
Couple day trips here and there but we are not planners. Just wake up and go where the wind blows us.Delete
Oh wow! That is neat that you make your own laundry soap too. I was going to ask the ingredients, but I see you've already responded in another comment. That happy whisk of yours certainly keeps busy!ReplyDelete
I will email you the draft one.Delete
I've been looking down your post -- wow! I'm impressed -- and with the lemon scented laundry soap! Love lemon -- I'll bet the sheets smell good!ReplyDelete
So glad you happened over to Marmelade Gypsy!
I hope the sheets work as good at the rest of the laundry. Will be doing them soon. Loved your pictures!Delete
Would love the recipe. You mentioned a liquid version. Do you just add water till it becomes syrup-y, or...?ReplyDelete