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Powder Homemade Laundry Soap

These are the powdered laundry soaps used at the Hobbit House.

20 Mule Team Laundry Soap
20 Mule Team Laundry Soap
Zote Laundry Bar
Zote Laundry Bar
Arm and Hammer Super Washing Soda
Arm and Hammer Super Washing Soda
Fels-Naptha Laundry Bar
Fels-Naptha Laundry Bar

Powder Homemade Laundry Soap #1

  • 1 cup washing soda
  • 1 cup borax
  • 1 cup baking soda
  • 1/2 bar Fels-Naptha soap
  • 4 ounces OxiClean
  • Container with airtight lid
  • Use 2-4 Tablespoons, depending on the size of the load. Makes about 60 loads.
  • Cost per load: About 6-12 cents

 

Powder Homemade Laundry Soap #2

Ingredients

  • 1 (4 lb 12 oz) Box of Borax- Found in the detergent aisle
  • 1 (3 lb 7 oz) Box of Arm & Hammer Super Washing Soda- Found in the detergent aisle
  • 1 (3 lb) Container of OxyClean- Found in the detergent aisle
  • 2 (14.1 oz) Bars of Zote Soap- Found in the detergent aisle (You can also use Fels Naptha)
  • 1 (4 lb) Box of Arm & Hammer Baking Soda- Found in the cooking aisle (You could also get two 2 lb box, we couldn’t find the larger 4lb box when we went)
  • 5 cups Baking Soda
  • To fragrance this soap, 2 Bottles of Purex Crystals Fabric Enhancer- Found in the detergent aisle, or any substitute. 
  • Prices vary but all these ingredients cost in my area about $30. Now I won’t be bothered with purchasing and lugging soap into the house a few times a year. 

Instructions

  1. Grate Zote or Fel-Naptha soap with cheese grater or food processor.
  2. Mix all ingredients together in a large bucket.
  3. Use 2 -4 Tablespoons per laundry load. I find 1/4 – 1/2 cup is more convenient since a cup measurer comes with the OxyClean.
20 Mule Team Laundry Soap
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Home Made Laundry Soap

Powder Homemade Laundry Soap #2
Prep Time 15 minutes
Servings 60
Author Sorcery Soap's Head Witch

Ingredients

  • 4 Pounds 1 Box Borax
  • 3 Pounds 1 Box Arm & Hammer Super Washing Soda
  • 3 Pounds 1 Container OxyClean
  • 2 Bars Zote or Fels-Naptha Soaop
  • 4 Pounds 1 Box Arm & Hammer Baking Soda
  • 5 Cups Baking Soda
  • If you want to fragrance this soap, 2 Bottles of Purex Crystals Fabric Enhancer- Found in the detergent aisle, or any substitute.
  • Grate Zote or Fel-Naptha soap with cheese grater or food processor.
  • Mix all ingredients together in a large bucket.
  • Use 2 -4 Tablespoons per laundry load. I find 1/4 – 1/2 cup is more convenient since a cup measurer comes with the OxyClean.

Instructions