Homemade Laundry Soap | Mistake I Was Making

I feel kind of betrayed right now!  I've been making homemade laundry detergent on and off for over 10 years now.  I dutifully bought my Fels Naptha soap thinking it was the best option for laundry soap.  I JUST bought a new 4-pack of bars last week.  As I was unwrapping a bar recently to make a new batch, I read the ingredients (I have no idea why I've never read it before!)  I was extremely disappointed to realize that the soap contains an ingredient that I've really been trying to stay away from~~ triclocarbon. 

Unsure if it was related to triclosan, I set off on my internet journey to find out.  It sounds like it has effects that are similar to triclosan.  I am so disappointed that I didn't know that the soap contains this ingredient.  It also contains two fake dyes and a fragrance.  So much for my attempts to make something that would be healthier for my family. 

While I was out searching the internet, I ran across another homemade laundry soap recipe from TJ at Measuring Flower.  I actually go to her blog once a week to list my giveaways, so I'm happy to be able to share one of her posts with you.  I'm happy that I found the new recipe and will try her recipe out as soon as I make another batch. 

You can find her recipe here:

She makes her recipe without Borax, too.  After researching a little more online, I think that I'll still use my Borax.  I might just try to find a better soap to use, but at least there are more options, right?!?
Have you ever tried to make your own laundry soap.

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