DIY: Make Homemade Laundry Soap for 7 Cents a Load

As homeowners and homesteaders look for satisfying ways to simplify their lives and keep costs down, many are making their own soaps. Making homemade laundry soap can slash the cost of keeping laundry clean while extending the life of clothing, towels and other laundry. The Homemade Laundry Soap Starter Set includes everything you need to make several batches of homemade laundry soap—enough soap to wash more than 800 loads of laundry. You only use ½ cup of homemade soap per load, so that comes out to about 7¢ per load!

The homemade laundry soap can be used in virtually all washing machines, including newer HE washing machines. Most of the components in the Homemade Laundry Soap Starter set are made in the USA.

The kit contains a 76-ounce box of 20 Mule Team Borax, a 55-ounce box of Arm & Hammer Washing Soda, 5 bars of Fels-Naptha soap (5-1/2 ounces each), a plastic measuring cup, a 16-inch-long wooden spoon, a 12 ½-inch-long steel hand grater, a reusable 4-gallon bucket with tight-fitting lid, a carrying bail for storing your homemade soap, plus the recipe and instructions.

The Homemade Laundry Soap Starter Set is available at or 800-438-5346. When you run out of an ingredient from starter set, simply reorder what you need from Lehman’s.

Via Home, Garden and Homestead

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