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Now on to the post.
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.
Then cut up your Zote. Put a small amount of your ground up mixture in the foodprossor and 4 or 5 pieces of Zote. It works best to it like this because the Zote is very soft. Add a few pieces at a time until you have all of the Zote ground up.
The soap in the white bowl is the first run thought the food processor. The clear bowl is after the second run though. It is much finer. I like to run mine though 3 times. You don’t have to I just think it dissolves better.
* 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.
*Note. I have gotten some e-mails wondering the price of a batch of laundry soap the way I make it. It comes to $3.45 for one 20-30 load batch of laundry soap. That breaks down to $.12 per load of laundry. I am able to find all of my supply’s at the local Wal-Mart or Grocery store. If you are having a hard time finding all the supply’s Amazon is a great place to look.*
*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.