Wednesday, May 9, 2012

Laundry Soap...again

So you remember a while back when dearest Amy shared the making of your own Laundry soap (click here).
Well, I had to make mine again and I thought I would share it again...because it is just too cool!
I made this about six months ago and now am making it again.  I call that a bargain.

Arm & Hammer Washing Soda
Fels-Naptha Soap Bar

5 gallon bucket
Previously used Laundry Soap container
You will need to fill your 5 gallon bucket half full with HOT water.

Now you will grate your Fels-Naptha Soap bar

With your cheese grater (yes...I said cheese grater) into a pot that has 4 Cups Water in it.

It will look like this.
Boil that on your stove top on medium high heat until your soap has melted.
It will be a little foamy.
Pour this soap concoction into your 5 gallon bucket and stir.
Now, pour in your 1 cup washing soda and 1/2 cup borax...stir again.

Finish filling up your bucket to the top with water.
Put your lid on, stick it in a corner and forget about it for 24 hours.
Give it a good stir the next day and then take a funnel and fill up your previously used laundry soap container half full of this lovely stuff and then fill the rest with water.  Shake. 
IMPORTANT:  you will need to shake your container every time you use it because the soap settles!

There you go...your own laundry soap.
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1 comment:

Shepherd said...

Love the pictures with this one! You amaze me!