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Wednesday, December 25, 2013

Make your own laundry soap! SAVE LOTS OF MONEY!!!

Homemade Laundry Detergent

In today’s economy, it’s important to save money in all possible ways.

That’s why we’re going to show you a recipe for homemade laundry detergent, that only costs a few cents per load!

Here is a simple recipe to make your own homemade laundry detergent.

Traditional Homemade Laundry Detergent

1/3 Bar of Fels Naptha laundry Bar Soap (grated) or 1/2 bar Ivory soap grated
1/2 Cup of 20 Mule Team Borax Laundry Booster
1/2 Cup Arm & Hammer Washing Soda
5 Gallon Bucket with lid

Updated version of the homemade laundry detergent I like my formula a bit stronger, so this is what I tend to use.

1/2 bar of Fels Naptha laundry Bar Soap or 1 full bar of Ivory Soap grated.
1 cup of the Arm & Hammer Washing Soda
1 cup of the 20 Mule Team Borax Laundry Booster
5 Gallon Bucket with lid

Putting it all together Mix Fels Naptha laundry Bar Soap (after grating it) with 6 cups of water in sauce pan.
Heat this mixture until soap melts.
Add Washing Soda and Borax to Sauce Pan Mix. Mix it well until both the washing soda and Borax Dissolve
Put 4 Cups of Hot Water into a 5 Gallon Bucket and add mixture from sauce pan.
Add another 22 cups of water and stir well. ( 22 cups = 1 gallon and 6 cups or 176oz )
Allow 24 hours for soap to gel.
I recommend using a dedicated sauce pan for this recipe. I also have a dedicated soup ladle that I use to dip out my concoction.
I do not recommend using your wife’s good cheese grater to grate the Fels Naptha.
This only invites trouble ;-)
A double recipe may be produced in a single 5 gallon Bucket. Safety:
Keep soap and ingredients out of reach of children and keep bucket sealed when soap is not in use.

Directions for use: Use 1/2 a cup of soap per load, recipe produces approximately 50 loads.