Saturday, January 14, 2012

Made More Laundry Soap!

Many of you know I have been making my own laundry soap for 4 years now. I love it! Just before Christmas I ran out of my laundry soap and didn't have time to get the supplies with a houseful of guests. So....I used a small bottle of store~bought liquid detergent I had stored in the back of the cabinet. 
***I noticed after washing the towels, dish clothes, etc. they did not smell fresh. After getting them wet, they smelled worse! That never happens when I use my homemade soap. 
Anyhoo, the bottom line is, I just made another fresh batch and stickin' to it!
 The recipe is on my sidebar or you can find it here if you would like to give it a try!
A blogger just asked:
It it cheaper to make? YES!
Does it clean? Yes!
Does it work well? Yes!
No suds!
Can I use in my HE washer? Yes!
I LOVE it!

***I am getting lots of questions...if you go "here", you will get all the answers! 

Have a wonderful day!


NanaDiana said...

Thank you so much, Maryjane. You just never know when something you post (or repost about) is going to be appreciated. When my computer crashed a week or so ago I lost most of my recipes. This is one that I am glad to have again. Thanx-xo Diana

Terra said...

Your linens look very fresh and clean drying in the sun. I admire your making laundry detergent.

Tracey said...

Ever since I read your blog about the Laundry Detergent about a year or so ago.. I have been doing it too! I love the smell and my clothes are clean and fresh. Thank you so much for adding this great recipe as a resource for wonderful Laundry detergent.

BucksCountyFolkArt said...

Hi! I'd love to try your detergent. Is it cheaper? Does it work well???


Kathleen at Rose Prairie said...

I too make my own soap. I make a liquid version of the same ingredients. Like you they smell so fresh. I also add some lavender oil to mine. Love your clip boards too bad I live in Ok. would love to visit your booth/trailer.

Ivy and Elephants said...

Hi Maryjane,
This sounds wonderful! I am definitely going to give it a try. I just found your blog and have followed for sure, but I just had to say how adorable you little trailer is! Just perfect for fairs and such to avoid all that packing and setting up, (Fantastic!)
We'd love to have you link to our blog party and share this great soap recipe.
Hope you can make it!

Shirl said...

Hello Maryjane, I hope your doing well and had a wonderful Christmas and New Years. Your recent posts are all beautiful. Love this one also with the pink laundry detergent.
Have a great week! Shirl
Shirls Rose Cottage

Angie Berry said...

Oh Maryjane, I made some the day I read your blog post about it and I love it! I'm almost out and need to make some more. I am really thinking about buying a small bottle of store bought detergent just to see if I really love it but now you have me scared, lol! I just love the fresh smell of the homemade!! Sometimes if I'm in the laundry room for something else, I will just walk by the detergent, lift the lid, and sniff it, hehe! Of course, I have to make sure no one can see me. I can't help it, I just LOVE the fresh scent!

Elaine @ Sunny Simple Life said...

Hi Maryjane how are you? I have made my own for almost as long. Would never go back.

tammyCA said...

thank you, I want to try to make the laundry's getting so pricey at the store.
And, your trailer is so cute & cozy looking!

Victoria said...

It sounds wonderful. What sort of soap bars do you use. Living in the UK I am not sure if I can get the ones you use ........ any suggestions of alternatives? x

Ali said...

You have to go with what works best for you. Isn't wonderful, hanging bedding, towels and linens out to dry. They smell so good afterwards!


SusieQ said...

What's the suds level on this detergent? I'd love to try it but also am afraid to ruin my frontloader. Any comments?

wendy said...

I will...go there...and read all about it. so bye,....I am going there now.

Sassy said...

I love love love this recipe and swear by it....well sometimes I don't need soap to make me swear sadly....I really try NOT to hahaha kidding aside LOVE THIS SOAP!!!!!!! Now if I could just rub it all over me and I could be as cute as you...that'd be bomb diggity!!!!

Monique Elisabeth said...

It looks wonderful too !!!
Have a fantastic day.

Sarah said...

I love the beautiful large hankie in the picture. I have collected many like that, but am always afraid to wash them for fear that anything too harsh will ruin them. It's nice to find something that is safe.

tammielee said...

Hi Maryjane,

I also have been making my laundry detergent for several years now. I wouldn't go back to the store bought kind for anything. Once in awhile I add some oxyclean to mine and it works great!!

Angie Berry said...

Thanks for stopping in Maryjane! I always look forward to your sweet words. So glad you are having such wonderful weather. We've been in the 60's and even up to 70 which is unheard of for Oklahoma in the wintertime... but no complaining here.

I'm thinking about covering the distorted dragon on the sewing basket with a quilt block. A friend suggested that... I just love blog friends! =]

I'm glad I'm not the only one that sniffs the laundry detergent. I try to do it when no one is around because my hubby caught me once and asked what on earth was I doing, hehe. But like he says, it's a good problem to have such good smelling detergent. =] Sisters at heart... so cute, love that!

Have a delightful week, my sweet friend~

Maxine said...

Question for you...what size bar is the soaps you can use? I found the zote in several different sizes. Could not find the Fels Naptha, but I do remember seeing that years ago in the laundry section of the store. Want to make some, but again not sure what size bar to buy..Thanks

Mecky said...

I haven't looked at the recie yet, but wanted to ask. Can it be used in a front loader (HE)? I would like to try this, but have such a problem with suds in my washer.

Elyse said...

hi maryjane,

and LUCKY me because i have used some of your tried and true detergent! i still have a little left, too!

adorable images in this post, you cutie pie!

i hope that your new year is off to a bright beginning!


Mimi Sue said...

As soon as I run out I'm going to make some too. Sounds like a lot of fun. Mimi

Betsy said...

I printed off your recipe months ago and haven't had a chance to try it. Now's the time!

Echoes From the Hill said...

Thank you so much for sharing this recipe. We made it today, and I have done two loads of laundry, and I love it! The laundry is so soft, and it is really clean. The scent is nice, too.
I have made laundry detergent in the past, (the liquid kind that turns into a gel) and didn't like the scent because I used Zote. The Fels Naptha is much nicer, and this recipe is much less labor intensive.
I am hooked!

Sleec Photos said...

Love those embroidered towels, Maryjane. You have such delightful vintage things. OXO