Like my recipe for Homemade Dishwasher Powder, there are a myriad of DIY recipes available online for Laundry Soap. I’ve sifted through them and tested the best, looking for an effective recipe with ingredients that made sense, and mixing methods that didn’t require a 5-gallon bucket. Oh yeah…and it had to get our clothes clean!
Many mainstream laundry detergents are designed to leave a scented residue on your clothing so that they smell like what you THINK “clean clothes” should smell like. However, something that is clean should actually smell like…NOTHING! And that’s what your clothes will smell like when you’re finished washing them, with this Laundry Soap, regardless of whether you try out a scented version or the unscented version. It all washes out in the laundry!
*** P.S. Always consult your users manual, warranties, and plain old common sense…but I use this Laundry Soap exclusively in my front-loading HE washer, and I also use it to wash cloth diapers. I have had not experienced any trouble with unusual build-up, either on the washer OR on the diapers. ***
*** P.P.S. If you are used to using detergents, then it can sometimes take a bit of trial and error to discover the ideal amount of Laundry Powder to use for your particular laundry routine. I offer a good starting point that works for me on the label, but feel free to adjust the amounts up or down a bit to maximize the laundry results. Washing using warm or hot water is usually best to make sure the soap dissolves well, but I successfully use this in my Cold cycle as well. For my laundry routine, one bag will wash approximately 16 Large loads. ***