For all the cheapskates out there (who like clean clothes and not too many chemicals)

I’m pretty cheap. I am also driven to find the simplest, least toxic, least wasteful way of doing something, whether it be eating, washing my hair, getting dressed. My good friend Jen, a truly like-minded person, knows this and she shared this amazing revelation with me:

Yep, that’s the magic formula for making your own dry laundry soap.


  • 1 bar of soap, grated
  • 1 cup of washing soda
  • 1 cup of Borax

Jen lists out the reasons to get all DIY on your laundry soap on the blog she and her husband write, including the fact that it costs about $10/year in detergent vs. the $30? $60? you might spend otherwise.

So, thank you Jen, and happy cheap washin’!