D.I.Y. Dry Laundry Soap
First off, I would like to thank my pal in Christ, Youna Tuber. She is
one heck of a smart gal and is a preppers prepper. She was the
inspiration for making laundry soap. Why would one want to make laundry
soap? I can say, that I made 17 lbs of laundry soap for under $25.00.
This supply should last me a year. I will make another batch so I have
an additional 1 years storage in the garage. Clean clothes, a survival
necessity? Not a necessity, but a darn important comfort.
Step number one, You will need the following items, all purchased at the
local grocery mart, but I do admit I had to buy the washing soda at
Walmart. I have personally banned shopping at Walmart, but I could not
find the washing soda anywhere else. I am happy to say that this was
the second time this year I have
had to shop there for an item, and it is December 26th at the time of
1 4 lb box Borax $4.89
1 3 lb Box Washing Soda $3.24
1 4 lb Box of baking soda $2.99
1 3.5 llb box of Oxy clean (Generic is fine) $7.79
3 Bars Zote Soap or Felsnaptha soap $1.00 per bar ( In the Texican tradition I went with Zote..Made in the traditional way)
Next, mix the washing soda, Baking Soda, Oxy clean, and Borax, one at a time into a bucket.
I highly recommend doing this in the garage, or outside. As I am
writing this, I am still sneezing. What I did was mix the items one at
a time into a bucket, dumping the bucket into another bucket. This
mixes things well. I also used a masher to breakup the lumps in the
Now for the fun part. Grate the soap. It took me about 25 minutes to grate 3 bars of Zote. My arms hurt so bad, I actually had to drink a few Guinness's to alleviate the pain. I know that it is hard to imagine, but it is true.
I ended up with about 17 lbs of laundry soap, and you use about 2 table spoons per load. A years supply. Make it now, store it in a bucket with a lid, and you will not be without. Another great thing about this soap, is that I have sensitive baby skin and this stuff does not make me itch. I have also used this for washing my dogs, and it works just fine. If you are not prepared, why?