Friday, February 4, 2011

Recipe for Home Made Dry Laundry Soap

Saving money by making your own DRY Mix Home Made Laundry Soap

My post today is about making home made Laundry Soap. The only food involved is Baking Soda which is needed in this recipe. Warning do not eat your soap!! (Smile)

However I will digress and tell of the time, years ago that we made Lye soap for a missionary friend who was serving the Lord in Japan.

The recipe she gave sounded easy and she suggested saving our old bacon grease for the fat. She wanted us to make her some lye soap and ship it to her. Apparently she was not close to a Shop and Save!

I had an old refrigerator vegetable bin that I could use for the soap to cure. Once it was cut, wrapped, and packed we shipped it to our friend. If you tackle this, be sure to wear rubber gloves, goggles and use equipment set aside for only this lye soap makings. A search on the inter-net will give you several suggestions to make this soap.

Old fashioned homemade Lye Soap is often made with lye and lard and not any of that sweet smelling stuff that's in all the other soaps. There's nothing quite like this homemade lye soap recipe for stopping the spread of poison ivy or oak, or taking tough stains out of clothes, especially salvaging antique linens.

I am reminded that spiritually we need to be washed and all the tough sin stains removed. Jesus is always ready to give us a good spiritual bath and clean us up to be white as snow.

Psalms 51:7 Purge me with hyssop, and I shall be clean: wash me, and I shall be whiter than snow.

Now back to the original post thought. No LYE and No lie!

Home Made Dry Laundry soap is easy and not dangerous to make. This recipe is from Jessica who commented on Lynnae McCoy’s interesting site at:

Home Made Laundry Detergent  (DRY mix)

1 bar soap shredded (Fels Naphtha or Ivory) unscented.
1 cup washing soda (Arm and Hammer)
1 cup baking soda (yes baking soda)
1 cup 20 Mule Team Borax

Grind together in your food processor. Store in a plastic container, and it takes up almost no space. Use 2 Tablespoons for a full load. Put soap into the washer prior to adding your clothes. It can also be used for general housekeeping. It costs 3 or 4 cents per use.

Try Dawn to fight laundry stains, and white vinegar as a fabric softener. (The smell disappears when the clothes dry.)

White vinegar is so versatile! Use it as a rinse aid in your dishwasher, as well as for keeping ants off your counters. (Bugs can’t stand the taste of acid.)

This post has been entered in: Food on Fridays at  
Do visit Ann Kroeker's site and gather up some delicious and nutritious recipes.

Scroll down to my previous post to view the Recipe for Liquid Laundry Detergent


  1. What a great recipe. I have given you a tweet.

  2. Great ideas, Hazel, not only with the homemade soap but also the vinegar use. I need to start using it in my dishwasher and see how that works.

    It's always a treat to see what you "cook up" for Food on Fridays!


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