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I didn't know what to write about today. So I thought that I would share with you what I did today. Today was laundry day. Well I ran out of Laundry Soap so I had to make more. That's right I am one of the crazy lady's who makes their own laundry soap. I have to tell you that when I first heard of making laundry soap I thought it was crazy. I remember thinking that I didn't ever think that I would be at a point in my life that I would rather make laundry soap than just go buy it. Never say never because I am loving making laundry soap! I know crazy. I thought I would show you all how I make it. It is so simple. I found some recipes on line and then, as usual, I changed them into something I would like.
What you will need. *Full recipe at the bottom of post*
Borax, Super Washing Soda, Zote bar, Fels-Naptha bar. I forgot to take the photo before I open the Fels-Naptha bar.
Now this makes a big batch of soap. It it a double batch of the main recipe I used. The reason I do it this way is because I wanted both of the soaps. The Fels-Naptha is a heavy duty cleaner and the Zote is a whitening soap I wanted both.
Put your Borax and Washing Soda in a bowl together. Then cut up your soap.
Put a little of your Borax Washing Soda mixture and put it in your food processor then put in most of your Fels-Naptha bar. Grind this up. It doesn't have to be to fine at this point. Dump that out into a bowl.
* If you don't have a food processor you can grate your soap with a grater. It won't be as fine but will still work.*
All the is left to do it put it in a cute container.
I actually have one this time. I scored this jar at a yard sale for .75 cents!! I put the words laundry soap, and the flower decal on. I was storing it in a Tupperware dish unlabeled until one of my kiddos friends was over and asked if he could have some thinking it was a powdered drink. We had to change that!
1 Fels-Naptha bar
1 Zote bar
2 cups Arm & Hammer Super Washing Soda (do not use regular baking soda!)
1 cup Borax
Mix together as shown above. For a light load use 1TBS for a heavy load use 2 TBS. Yield 20-30 loads. *If you wanted to make a smaller batch use only one bar of soap and cut your washing soda and borax in half.*
I hope you will give it a try. We think it works very well. I like it better that the laundry soap that we used to buy!
Thanks for hangin' out.
*Note. I have a top load washer. I am not sure how this soap does in a HE/front load washer. Here is a link for a liquid soap that is supposted to be safe for both top and front load washers.
Liquid Laundry Soap for Front and Top Load Washers. *
I hope this helps with any questions. If you have a question leave it in the comments and I will do my very best to answer it.