Sunday, July 28, 2013

Homemade Laundry Soap *EASY*

As I notice more people taking an interest in making their own homemade laundry soap I am posting my recipe. You can make your own soap for pennies on the dollar! All these items were found in the cleaning/laundry aisle of our local supermarket. The expensive ingredients will last you many batches. I am guessing but you can most likely get 6+ batches out of each box.

1/3 bar Fels Naptha or other type of soap( you can use normal people soap like dove but use a whole bar) **$2 for 1 bar**

1/2 cup washing soda **$5 for one large box**

1/2 cup borax powder **$4 for a box**

3-5 gallon bucket **FREE**

1/2 oz of essential oil (optional) **$2-$5**

*This equals about $4.50 a batch which gives you about 2-3 gallons or 40 cups (average) which is 80 loads (ONLY ABOUT $1.83 A BATCH IF YOU DON'T USE A SCENT)

Grate the soap into a sauce pan.
Add 6 cups water and heat until the soap melts.
Add the washing soda and the borax and stir until it is dissolved.
Remove from heat and add 4 cups hot water and essential oil to the bucket.
Now add your soap mixture.
Stir and add 1 gallon plus 6 cups of water and stir.
Let the soap sit for about 24 hours and it will gel into something along the lines of egg white.
**You use 1/2 cup per load.**

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