Wednesday, November 12, 2008

Liquid Laundry Soap

I have a recipe for sud-less laundry soap I thought I'd share. If you've never made your own soap I challenge you to give it a try, it's really not that difficult and you will see a difference in your pocketbook.

Here's all you'll need:

1/2 cup Arm & Hammer Washing Soda
1/2 cup 20 Mule Team Borax
1/2 bar Fels Naphtha Soap

Grate the Fels Naphtha with a food grater. Put in a saucepan with 3 pints of water. Heat slowly to melt the soap.
Add washing soda and Borax.
Stir to dissolve all the powder.
Put 1 1/2 quarts of hot water into a 2 gallon bucket. Add the mixture. Stir to mix.
Add more water, making 2 gallons total.
Pour into separate containers.
The laundry soap will be ready to use the next day. Use 1/2 cup per load.

2 comments: said...

I've been using this very same recipe for quite some time and I love it! Great minds must think alike because I wrote about laundry this morning, too!!!!

You rock!


Wisteria said...

I use a similar recipe, but mine is not liquid. I just throw the dry ingredients into the wash. I may try liquid.

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