DIY Laundry Soap Powder

DIY Laundry Soap for Sensitive Skin
Posted by Maria W (Wisconsin) on 05/05/2023
5 out of 5 stars

I have made the exact recipe mentioned in this blog. I used Ivory soap, just grated it and added it with the borax in my food processor and it powdered right up. Smells great and works great. A great feeling making my own. It only took minutes and it's much more economical.

DIY Laundry Soap for Sensitive Skin
Posted by Mama To Many (Tennessee) on 07/11/2017
5 out of 5 stars

Have you guys ever make your own laundry soap? I just made another batch. I haven't done it in a while…

23 years ago my firstborn was a newborn. He had very sensitive skin. I could not use disposable diapers or disposable wipes or regular laundry detergent on his cloth diapers. So I made my own wipes and my own laundry soap. It was super simple. I grated up bars of ivory soap and mixed the following:

  • 1 bar ivory soap, grated
  • 1 cup borax
  • 1 cup washing soda

Depending on load size and whether or not you have a HE washer or not, use 1-4 T. per load.

I used this for his diapers and all of our clothes. Our clothes were SO soft!

I just made another batch of this soap (using Zote flakes instead of Ivory because I didn't want to bother with the grating) and am interested to see how it does. My laundry is much dirtier these days with my older sons and husband doing a lot of out door and construction type work. Back then my husband had an office job and my baby really didn't get that dirty. I will let you know!

~Mama to Many~