Sunday, June 24, 2012

Laundry Soap (Homemade)

Liquid Soap

1 bar of soap (Fel Naptha, Zote, Kirk's Castile, or Ivory)
1-1/2 cup Washing Soda
1-1/2 cup Borax Powder

  1. Grate soap and put in a big pan.
  2. Add 1 gallon + 2 cups of hot water to pan.
  3. Add the washing soda & the Borax, Stir until dissolved.
  4. Remove from heat
  5. Pour 4 gallons of water to a 5 gallon bucket, add soap mixture to bucket. Stir well.
Let the soap sit for 24 hours and it will gel.

Use 1/2 cup per load.

*This soap does not produce a lot of suds, but suds is not what gets clothing clean.

Tip: Cut your dryer sheet in half, it is as effective as a full sheet. You'll save yourself some money and it'll last twice as long!

Powdered Version

1 (4 pound) box of Super Washing Soda
1 (4 pound) box of Baking soda
1 (4 pound) box of Borax
3 bars of soap, shredded (Fel Naptha, Zote, Kirk's Castile, or Ivory)

Combine all the above ingrediants and mix well.

Add 2 heaping tablespoons to each load of laundry.

Tip: 1/4 cup of white vinegar can be used in the place of fabric softener.

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