Tuesday, July 10, 2018 by Zoey Sky
Unlike store-bought laundry detergent, DIY laundry soap doesn’t use toxic chemicals to clean your clothes.
When SHTF, you’ll benefit from knowing how to make your own laundry soap. Even when things are relatively calm, you can make DIY laundry soap to save money on cleaning products. You can make homemade laundry soap in either solid powder form or liquid form. Both can be effectively used to clean clothing. (h/t to SurvivalSullivan.com)
The actual amount may vary depending on the prices of the ingredients in your area, but you can make about 20 gallons of homemade laundry soap for only $10.
Here are some basics to keep in mind if you decide to start using DIY laundry soap:
The DIY laundry soap recipes included below share several ingredients. Adjust the amounts you use depending on how they work in your washer, your laundry, or for personal preference.
While you can use whatever kind of soap when making laundry detergent, some brands are better than others when it comes to removing stains and making clothes smell fresh. The effectiveness of DIY laundry soap can also be affected by water quality.
One bar of soap usually weighs at least four to four and a half ounces. The DIY laundry soap recipes below require a bar of soap that weighs at least four ounces to work. When using a large bar of soap, adjust the amount you grate, so you don’t end up with some gummy soap.
Here are three recommended soaps for the recipes below:
DIY laundry soap recipe (makes a large batch)
Ingredients and supplies:
You’ll need at least ½ and one full cup of the laundry soap per load, depending on how dirty the clothing is and how heavy the load is.
You can also make scented DIY laundry soap by adding several caps of your chosen essential oils or some lemon juice into the washer together with the soap.
Use this recipe to make gentle and non-toxic laundry soap.
Use this recipe to make non-toxic bleach (yields one gallon):
Mix all the ingredients in a one-gallon bottle. You can use the bleach to clean, disinfect, and whiten laundry.
Read DIY guides for safer alternatives to laundry soap and other cleaning products at Chemicals.news.
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