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Homemade Laundry Soap Starter Set

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Slash your laundry supply bills and extend the life of your clothes by making your own laundry soap. Our starter set includes everything you need to make several batches - enough to wash more than 800 loads at less than 7¢ per load. Just a few old-time ingredients will get your laundry cleaner, for less money.
  • Soap can be used in HE washing machines
  • Most components USA made
  • Total wt 13-1/4 lb

Note: Our included recipe requires heating the ingredients on your stovetop to make a gel-like soap. Use approx. 1/2 cup per load. When you run out of an ingredient from starter set, simply reorder what you need.

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HOMEMADE LAUNDRY SOAP STARTER SET DESCRIPTION
Homemade soap is gentle enough for those with sensitive skin, easy on fabrics and the environment, too.
Set includes:
  • 20 Mule Team Borax (76 oz box); Arm & Hammer Washing Soda (55 oz box); 5 bars Fels-Naptha soap (5-1/2 oz each)
  • Aluminum 1-cup measuring cup
  • 14"L wooden spoon
  • 12-1/2"L steel hand grater(A 4-sided grater is temporarily replacing the flat one)
  • Recipe and instructions
  • Reusable 4-gallon bucket with tight-fitting lid and carrying bail for storing your homemade soap

Customer Reviews of Homemade Laundry Soap Starter Set
Product Rating: 4.8 out of 5.0(29 reviews)
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- 2/15/2014
said: Brenda Marine
"I've always been a Tide, Gain type of person. I started using this recipe three years ago. The basis recipe is great, I do add oxiclean, purex crystals,or dry bleach to some of my batches. It's safe in all types of washers. I also use this for a all purpose cleaner around the house. You won't regret this product and the smell is so clean. As you use this cleaner you'll find your clothes will be much cleaner then anything on the market can give you. For whites to get whiter you can also add 1/2 cup dry dishwasher soap to your laundry for a great booster. Don't hesitate to start, I have several friends and co workers that are now making their own laundry soap."
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- 9/22/2013
said: Mary Rodgers
"This is wonderful! Saves me money and my clothes have never been cleaner. I have an allergy to most laundry detergents but have no allergic reaction to this at all! I love it!"
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- 8/7/2013
said: Regina
" I really enjoyed using this homemade laundry soap. The laundry is so clean smelling. As a matter of fact my friends who don't want to make their laundry soap themselves, pay me to make it for them. That's how much this soap is liked! Thanks again!"
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- 4/18/2013
said: tom patterson
"My wife and I had been using FOCA detergent since that was our only option to use something that did not have harsh chemicals. We found Lehmans through a friend of ours and when we saw this, make your own detergent, we took the risk and we are 110% satisfied with our choice. It gets your clothes oh so clean, even your whites get cleaner and you are not putting bad chemicals in the ground to boot. I will tell you, when you look at this kit you think it does not seem like a lot of detergent like I did, the kit will make many many many batches of detergent from the enclosed receipe. Within minutes you have made about 2 gallons of GREAT smelling washing detergent! We use 1/2 cup in most loads and it works great and in heavy soiled clothes we use 1 cup. It does not foam up with lots of bubbles but the bubbles isn't what cleans the clothes. Works great in top load and front loading machines as we have used it in both types of machines at our house and our childrens house. We are telling everyone we know about Lehmans now and everyone who has tried our soap are sold on it. Thank you Lehmans for offering such a great laundry soap that is good for our mother earth at such a great price! Tom and Kathy"
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- 3/15/2013
said: Desi
"The washing soda, borax & fels naptha in this kit lasted me from 12/11/2010 to 3/14/2013. That is amazing!!! This did laundry for two people & 1/2 of the time a 3rd person for all of that time. If you are looking for a way to save money this works! "
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- 11/12/2012
said: Anonymous User
"It doesn't matter if I use my wringer and hang to dry or if I use my water-miser front loader in the winter..the clothes just come out clean and not perfumy. This is a good kit to get started with."
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- 6/14/2012
said: Travis Daggett
"We love this soap and the kids enjoy making it. We use a hand-crank washer and the clothes smell and feel clean. I feel comfortable in dumping the soapy water on the lawn (seems to like it). Use about 1/2 cup per load. Every time I make a double batch for my in-laws. We all use it on rags for cleaning purposes, too (toilet and sink area). We sometimes add in vinegar to the load for wet items that have gone wrong (kids leaving wet socks in forgotten places). Other than that, we love having one more product that we can use without supporting large retailers."
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- 2/1/2012
said: Diana Dickinson
"After doing much research I decided to try making my own laundry soap. This kit is by far the best and easiest way to go about it and the pail had everything to do it with. Your clothes will get clean and your washer won't be strained with extra suds, you won't be over using water. It's the real deal!"
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- 9/23/2011
said: Terri Sue Borden
"We love this laundry soap. After spending extra money for years on eco-friendly laundry detergents this is a breath of fresh air. It is easy to make, and lasts forever. I dont spend money on spot removers or fabric softeners anymore either. If i do have a difficult stain I use the fel-naptha by itself with my wonderful glass scrubbing board I bought here also. Wonderful product!"
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- 9/18/2011
said: Regina
"I just love this homemade laundry soap! I used to balk at the idea of making my own laundry soap but we are trying to save money. Commercial laundry detergents are so expensive so we decided to give it a try. I love the scent of the soap and it cleans so well. I especially like the idea that the clothes smell clean and not like the laundry soap itself. I look forward to making my next batch just so I can smell the Fels-Naptha soap!(It smells so good!"
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- 8/11/2011
said: Tami
"I am so glad that i bought this kit from Lehman's . I had always wanted to make my own laundry soap. The kit provides everything needed and the recipe was included. I made the soap and used it after letting it cure for 24 hours. I was very pleasantly surprised at how clean it got the laundry. It far surpassed the store bought detergents and the fact that it is safe for the environment is a plus. If you have well water, like I do the last thing you want is a chemical laden laundry detergent seeping into the ground and contaminating your well water. Thanks Lehman's for making this product available and allowing me the opportunity to learn to make my own laundry soap."
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- 7/4/2011
said: BJ
"So far so good! I enjoy having homemade soap. It cleans well and does not have a strong fragrance. The Fels-Naptha is great for stains. My son cut his lip and bled on my NEW shirt. I treated it within the hour and the stains came right out."
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- 7/1/2011
said: Cindy
"I have made my first batch of soap and it is great. It is really very easy to make and it really does work wonderful. I don't have to add fabric softener or use bleach in the wash any more. My husband has 2 pair of black BDU pants that he wears for work. I wash these pants separate from anything else because lint and hair would stick to them so bad that many times I would end up washing them again. I tried even using vinegar in the wash water to prevent lint from sticking to them. I told my husband that the true test of this soap would be if these pants came clean the first time in the wash. Well they did. I couldn't believe it, I was truly surprised and impressed. Another great thing is not using fabric softener. We live in Arizona and it is not uncommon for us to have only 2 or 3% humidity. Using this soap I have not had any static cling or stiff clothes from hanging on the line. I don't have a dryer and only use a clothes line. Sometimes the clothes dry so fast that by the time I get one wash load hung up it is ready to be taken down, now you can't get a dryer to dry that fast, but the clothes are as soft as ever. We also have a lot of sand (gee living in the desert) and putting that together with white socks is a true TV commercial waiting to happen. This soap cleaned the sand stains out of the socks better than when I had used bleach. I don't know about grease stains as I haven't had a chance to tackle this foe yet, but so far it is just great. This may sound a little funny but one of the things I like best about it is that I made it. We live off grid and we like to be as self sustaining/reliant as possible and this is just another thing I can add to my collection of homemade products. Thank you for carrying all the wonderful products that you do and I hope you continue for many years to come. Thank you, Cindy"
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- 6/17/2011
said: Suzanne McMahon
"Absolutely a breeze to operate and it is so fast and neat. I definately will give this a lot of use on next years Cherries. Thank you once again Lehmans for giving the public such wonderful tools."
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- 6/15/2011
said: Christa Metter
"The smell of the soap is wonderful. And it was so simple to make, I was using it almost immediately! My clothes are cleaner and brighter after just one wash - this is great stuff!"
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- 6/12/2011
said: Muriel Johnson
"I've been making my own laundry soap for a while, using the same ingredients, and I can say it is a wonderful, economical way to get your clothes clean. It's good to know I can easily get replacements from you when I run out. The only thing I add is a handful of salt (I use the water softener salt) per load to soften the water, as we have very hard water."
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- 4/21/2011
said: Heather
"I can't believe I wasted all those years buying detergent! I made my first batch using this kit recently, and it was quick, easy, and barely made a dent in the supplies - the $50 spent here will last us quite a long time, I think. Like some others, I am finding that we need to use a bit more than the recommended amount to completely wipe out odor, but with such a large supply, it's not a concern. I highly recommend it!"
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- 1/25/2011
said: Judy B
"I LOVE this laundry soap. I enjoy making it and I enjoy using it. No suds and it cleans the clothes. It is well worth the money. The clothes smell clean and I like that."
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- 12/1/2010
said: annfisher
"sirs: the laundry soap starter kit was great. the stuff works very well, even getting dirt and smells out of animal blankets and coats. we have no trouble getting stinky, dirty, garden and work clothes clean.also no itching and sneezing with alergies. thanks so much for making this item available.ann fisher"
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- 12/1/2010
said: Lisa Burbank
"The first thing I noticed about this homemade laundry soap is the wonderful--I hesitate to say "fragrance" but, for want of a better word--fragrance. It's not the synthetic fragrance of most commercial brands but just a really CLEAN scent--even the cabinet where I store it when not in use smells wonderful! It is easy to make, taking hardly any time at all, and easy to use. Best of all, it really works! Thank you!"
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- 11/24/2010
said: Joanna
"All I can say is WOW! SOOOO simple to make and it just WORKS!!! Without any additives (OxiClean, or bleach) my whites were noticeably whiter and everything was clean without any perfume scents. LOVE it!"
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- 9/24/2010
said: Darcy
"I received my laundry soap starter and made some that day. It smelled a bit strong but it was a good smell. It is going to be kind of hard to get used to not having laundry detergent that suds but it worked and that is what mattered. I am very pleased with this. Thank you!"
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- 8/10/2010
said: Carrie Hartley
"I purchased this wonderful set and quickly whipped up a double batch when it arrived. The instructions were easy to follow, and the results were fantastic! My clothes are clean, fresh, soft and stain free. No more rings around my husband's collars! Sweat stains on my son's shirts are long gone! I will be buying refills for theis kit again and again!"
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- 5/31/2010
said: Margaret
"Have been pondering getting this kit for quite a while and now I'm sorry that I waited so long! Love the way it cleans, it is so easy to make and REALLY love the $$$$ that I'm saving every month."
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- 5/17/2010
said: Jennifer
"When I ordered this Set, I was a little concerned that the work involved in making my own laundry soap would become a hassle. I've made it twice and enjoyed the process greatly both times. I actually look forward to laundry soap making day and my kids are pretty fascinated by the process and enjoy watching. I'm perpetually looking for simple ways to be wise with our money, honor the gift of the wonderful planet we live on and improve the effectivity of my work. Using this kit absolutely fits that bill! I am gratified in every way, to have implemented it in my life."
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- 3/30/2010
said: Kris
"I made my own laundry soap for the first time with Lehman's Make Your Own Laundry Soap Set. It was so easy to make and I love what a great job it does cleaning my clothes. I also don't need laundry softner any longer. This homemade soap also softens my clothes. How great is that? I'll never buy ready-made laundry soap again. To top it all off, I will save a lot of $ making my own. Thanks Lehman's."
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- 1/8/2012
said: Peggy Champion
"I bought the kit for myself for Christmas. It was fun making the batch, but the thing I have noticed I have a large load washer so I need to used 2 cups of soap for the load. The batch of soap smells sooo good but unfortunately your laundry doesn't smell like that. I have noticed that my whites are white without the use of bleach. I really enjoy being able to have one more thing I don't have to rely on the local grocery giant to use. I also bought 2 books from Lehman's about farming & homesteading. I hope to be self sufficient with the help of Lehman's"
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- 9/1/2010
said: Theresa
"I only give the Homemade "Laundry soap a 3 of 5 because for large loads I have to use 2 cups of soap to get the sweat smell out. We are landscapers and sweat is what we do. Dirt and grime come out better also."
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- 7/25/2011
said: margot burger
"After opening all, I found the Fels-Naptha soap fragrance way too strong and unnatural and so was suspecting this soap bar to be somewhat toxic.......I googled for it a little... and yes, indeed it seems to be not a very healthy and natural soap.......I would suggest that it is replaced with “Kirk's Orginal Castille” soap. I am giving a low rating for this reason...."
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