Thursday, June 16, 2011

simple cleaning tips: homemade laundry soap


1 cup grated soap
(fel naptha, ivory, old fashioned lye, any soap you want to use)
1 cup borax
1 cup purex
1 cup washing soda

  • in a stainless steel pot add 8 cups warm water on medium heat
  • add the 1 cup of grated soap
  • stirring until dissolved (about 15 minutes)
(will bubble a bit)

  • remove from heat
  • add to soap mixture - 1 cup borax, 1 cup purex, 1 cup washing soda
  • stir until dry detergent is dissolved
  • add 3 gallons of warm water to the bucket
  • add soap mixture
  • stir well

  • cover with a lid
  • let sit for 24 hours
  • will have a gelatin like consistency on the top after 24 hours
  • stir really well
  • pour into containers (recycled milk jugs, old laundry soap containers)
  • shake well before each use
  • 1/2 cup - 1 cup per load

(this laundry soap saves me a ton & it's not full of all those crazy chemicals)

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