Laundry Detergent Update

If you've been reading my blog for a while, then you know that I made my first batch of Laundry Detergent back in the summer.

I have not used anything else on our clothes except for this detergent. Let me tell you... I LOVE IT! I have not had any problems with weird smells, stains, etc.  Boy howdy, the fabrics are very soft. I will say that they are not as soft as using a good fabric softener. But that is an expense that I just don't see the need for, right now.

I normally do not wash my husband's dress shirts, they go to the cleaners. Anyway, I have had to wash one or two, because of time restraints. I used a bar of Fels-Naptha with a little water around the collar. This stuff is a great stain remover. As for the shirts, they did not have any adverse effects by using this detergent. ** When I bought the soap back in the summer, I bought two bars. I couldn't remember how many the recipe called for. I have a new stain remover!!! Everything that I have used this other bar on... COMES OUT of the clothes. ~YEE HAW!!!~

I had posted about this here and on Facebook and receive a couple of comments about the ingredients that are in the Fels-Naptha ~ 1. It is a LAUNDRY SOAP. It is not meant to be used as a bath and hand soap. 2. For a one five gallon bucket of detergent, you are only using one bar of soap. 3. We are exposed (daily) to things that are mind boggling. So use caution!


  1. Since I began making my laundry soap, I've been waiting to use up some store bought stain remover, I've used it generously and I still have a little- I'll be very excited when it it finally gone so I can use the homemade/old fashioned methods every time. Glad you like making your own, we do too!

  2. There is something about the homemade that works so much better than store bought.