Friday, April 30, 2010

this month's craftLAB project: Handmade Laundry Soap

If you haven't heard yet, the first 25 shoppers at the Spring Craft Market on  Saturday, May 1st (that's tomorrow people!!) will receive a bag filled with handmade goodies from some of the vendors and cool stuff from local businesses and organizations. 

In the spirit of spring cleaning, Flint Handmade put together a fresh little baggie of handmade laundry soap to add to the goodie bags this year. 


If you're not a lucky recipient of a coveted goodie bag tomorrow, please come to craftLAB on Sunday where we will have the ingredients on hand for you to make and take your own baggie of handmade laundry soap!  Yep! 

And get's all free!

This is what it looked like when Michelle, Director of Technology for Flint handmade and owner of Aisle 3, made the baggies for the Flint Handmade goodie bags:


grate the soap

measure and pour washing powder

measure and pour borax

stir it all up


count, and double count.  we're easily sidetracked

make them pretty


  1. Do you have a recipe for this that I could include in My Mommy's Little Helper?

  2. Sure! Here is the recipe:

    2 cups finely grated Fels Naptha (or Dove) Bar Soap
    1 cup Washing Soda
    1 cup Borax

    Mix well and store in an airtight plastic container.
    Use 2 tablespoons per full load.