Saturday, January 15, 2011

Pretty Pink Homemade Laundry Soap

I have been making my own laundry soap for awhile now.  I love how clean, white, and fresh things smell after using this recipe.  The total cost, depending where you live is between $10.00 and $12.00.  I purchased the washing soda and Borax from Rural king and the Zote soap from a ethnic grocery store.  The Zote soap is such a pretty pink color.  It costs $1.19, which is a real buy!  The cost is approximately 8 and 1/2 cents per load with an average of 150 loads.  It takes approximately 2 tablespoons/load and works well in hard water.  Please enjoy the photos of my "Pretty in Pink Laundry soap!  Happy pink Saturday...I am linking to How Sweet the sound again this Saturday..."














Directions: 
1. Gather your supplies.
2.  1 Bar of Zotes Soap, 1 box of 20 Mule Team Borax, and 1 box of Washing Soda.
3.  Grate 1 bar of the zote soap into a mixing bowl.  Add the borax and the washing soda.  MIx well and store in a container with a tight fitting lid.  For a really natural rinse add 1 cup of white vinegar to your final rinse water. 




11 comments:

Susie Jefferson said...

Totally amazing! I wonder whether we can get this stuff in the UK... I'd love to give it a try. How original!

Happy Pink Saturday

Pretty Pink Cherub said...

Oh how pretty!!!! Love it!!! Never heard of Zote soap but I bet I can find it ;O) Many hugs and TYFS!!! Tammy

PS.. Adding you to my blog reader!! Look forward to seeing more from you!

Bohemian said...

Glad I visited Pink Saturday and found your entry! Such a beautiful photograph and a wonderful recipe! Here in Arizona we can get the Zote Soap almost everywhere Hispanic Grocery products are sold so I can easily obtain the items to start making my own laundry detergent now too... and it's so pretty! Thank you for sharing the recipe...

Dawn... The Bohemian

Gail @ Faithfulness Farm said...

Your laundry soap is so pretty. I love using homemade but am TOTALLY sold on Fels Naptha over the Zote BUT the pink zote is so pretty :)

Blessings!
Gail

P.S. This is my first visit and I think I'll follow along!

Lynn's Little Cottage said...

Thanks to all for the sweet comments!

Donnie said...

That is a pretty pink soap.

Beekeepers Cottage said...

I am going to give this a try! It will look great in my Laundry room....I have a large apothecary jar....I will gather the supplies next week!

Char said...

I am very excited about this and would love to make some. The one question I have is that my machine requires low sudsing. Would this work for that? Happy Pink Saturday, Char

Lynn's Little Cottage said...

Char, It has been my experience that the soap is low sudsing, hope you might find it the same. Thanks for asking.

Tobi Britton*pinkpixieforest.blogspot.com said...

Very Pretty... and what is zote soap??
Happy pink Saturday even though it's Sunday!
Sparkly Hugs,
Tobi and the Pixies!

Lynn's Little Cottage said...

It is the brand name of a bar soap found in either Hispanic grocery stores or it can be purchased online. Thanks for your question. (Similar to Fels Naptha bar soap)