Homemade Castile Laundry Soap

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Several of you have commented this recipe worked, while others have said it was an epic fail.  Since I don’t go for this method any longer, I thought I might as well save us all some time and effort and point you toward my preferred method now, Soap Nuts.

Soap Nuts: A Natural, Frugal Laundry Detergent

How to Make Soap Nuts Liquid

Soap Nuts Tips


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About Stacy

Stacy is the author of Crock On: A Semi-Whole Foods Slow Cooker Cookbook and Keep Crockin': A Poorganic Slow Cooker Cookbook, and a stay-at-home and homeschooling mom to her two children, Annie (June 2009) and Andy (August 2012). After an “awakening” in March 2011, her family switched to a more natural, whole foods diet. She likes to blog about how to live on less than you make and how to eat good food while doing it. Her passion is teaching others how to save money and she tag teams with her husband in this endeavor. At Stacy Makes Cents you’ll find information on how to save money in the kitchen, how to have fun with your kids, and how to be thrifty in all areas of life. Her passion is teaching others how to live debt free. Make sure to follow her on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and more to keep up with her daily antics.

  • Stacy

    I’ve had a ton of comments saying that – and I understand the science….but I also know, for some reason it still gets laundry clean. :-)

  • Candace

    same thing with baking soda + vinegar. Acid plus base means they neutralize each other. You should substitute the vinegar with water and I guarantee you’ll have the same results.

  • Letesha

    Goodness I’ve been reading through so many comments, but I haven’t come to an answer for my question… I’d continue to read, but now I have a 3-year old and 9-month old crying at me. Yes, crying AT me because I’m not paying attention to them! I just need to know if this is safe on cloth diapers. We have to use organic cotton prefolds (synthetic materials are a no, no on my daughter’s skin) and I would love to use homemade laundry detergent. If not, do you have a recipe that you can recommend. Thank you so much and I love your blog!