Thursday, June 30, 2011

Homemade Liquid Laundry Soap

1 bar Fels Naptha Soap

1 cup ©Arm and Hammer Washing Soda

½ cup ©Borax Powder

~You will also need a 5 gallon bucket~

Grate the soap and put it in a sauce pan. Add 4 cups water and heat it until the soap melts. Remove from heat, add the washing soda and the borax and stir until it is dissolved. Fill your bucket with hot water almost to the rim, leaving room for the mixer and stirring. Now add your soap mixture and stir. I stir mixture with an old broom handle. Let the soap sit for about 24 hours covered and it will be a watery gel. Once your 24 hours has passed, fill jugs with 1/2 hot water and 1/2 mixture. This will make about 10 gallon of laundry soap. You use ½ cup per load.


**The finished soap will not be a solid gel. It will be more of a watery gel. The soap is a low sudsing soap. So if you don’t see suds, that is ok. Suds are not what does the cleaning, it is the ingredients in the soap.If you want your soap to have some sort of scent you can scent this with ½ to 1 oz. of essential oil or fragrance oil of your choice.**

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