How to make laundry soap bars

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How to make laundry soap bars
Make a laundry soap bar to clean clothes naturally. (Jupiterimages/ Images)

Commercially produced laundry soap contains chemicals that sometimes cause allergic reactions on the skin of sensitive individuals. If your skin reacts poorly to standard laundry soap, use an old-fashioned recipe for a washing powder bar soap that has no chemical perfumes or dyes. Make basic laundry soap from ingredients purchased at a soap-making supply store, like lye and tallow.

Skill level:
Moderately Easy

Things you need

  • 1 cup white tallow
  • 1 cup water
  • 2 tbsp lye
  • Glass cup
  • Pot
  • Soap moulds

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  1. 1

    Place the tallow into a pot and heat the tallow until it melts.

  2. 2

    Pour the water and lye into a glass cup. The lye will dissolve in the water.

  3. 3

    Pour the lye water into the tallow and stir the mixture for 20 minutes until it thickens.

  4. 4

    Pour the soap mixture into soap moulds. Place the moulds into a dark room for six weeks.

  5. 5

    Pop out the laundry soaps from the moulds. Cut up the soap bars to use in your washing powder solution.

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