A new year is the perfect time to get organized and start fresh. It’s also a great time to clean rooms you might forget about, like the laundry room! Several years ago, the team and I thoroughly tested recipes for laundry soap and posted our favorites here. My laundry soap recipes have several main ingredients: washing soda, citric acid and shredded soap. Citric acid works to break down enzymes in stains, washing soda is a stain remover, and shredded soap adds cleansing properties.
Homemade laundry soap is also a great time to use up any lye-heavy cold process soap you may have on hand. While lye-heavy soap is too harsh for the skin, it works great on dirty clothes that need extra cleansing! You can also use regular, non-lye heavy soap in your laundry recipes. Just keep in mind that any free floating oils in your soap will be added to the laundry as well. I prefer to use soap with a superfat of 3% or less in my laundry soap recipes. In addition, you can download and print these free Natural Cleaning Labels to give your products a professional look.