Tinker Verve

creating with spirit & enthusiasm…often with great results

You ought to try this…

This really is cool {and a bit groovy}!

Recently Mr T gave me a recipe for making our own laundry soap.  Have you heard about this?  It’s been around for a long time but we just discovered it.  For about $3.50 we can get approximately 180 loads of laundry washed in our top-loader.

It mixed up just like the recipe said it would and I’ve been using it. 

Now I don’t have to stand in front of the laundry soap aisle, shaking my head because I can’t believe how expensive laundry soap is.

You can find the recipe HERE.

October 17, 2011 - Posted by | home life, sustainable living


  1. I make this and it works really well, except on whites, if you want them crisply white. I use a chemical called Ran (no idea what it is in the states) in addition to this for whitening, and sometimes an oxy-clean equivalent ( called oxygen or Ariel here in Israel) for the dirtiest kiddo loads.

    But it’s kind of fun making slime, right? haha.

    Comment by Rabbiswife | October 17, 2011 | Reply

  2. How awesome!!! Thanks for sharing, Elaine.

    Comment by Debbie | October 17, 2011 | Reply

  3. We love this detergent too! We’ve been using it in our HE washer for about two years with great success and it has saved us so much at the grocery store. With a family of 9 at home on a farm we do many, many loads of laundry every week for just pennies! Awesome! So glad you discovered this and wrote about it on your blog.

    Comment by Julie, berry farm girl | October 17, 2011 | Reply

  4. I have had all the stuff to do this for the past 3 months!! Now maybe I will actually try it!, seriously the money it will save me!!!

    Comment by amberrose | October 18, 2011 | Reply

    • It’s so, so, SO easy – you’ll wonder why you waited so long…DO IT!

      Comment by Elaine | October 18, 2011 | Reply

  5. I’ve been doing this for about 5 years but just recently switched from Fels Naptha to Zote soap because there are no petrochemicals in it. If I’m particularly energetic, I’ll do two batches at once and this will last me for months and months.

    Comment by Debbie Holmes | October 18, 2011 | Reply

    • Thanks for the info, Debbie – is Zote easy to find?

      Comment by Elaine | October 18, 2011 | Reply

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