Friday, January 30, 2009

Homemade Laundry Soap......

Ingredients:

1 bar fels naptha, grated
1 cup arm & hammer super washing soda laundry detergent (a laundry booster)
1/2 cup borax
hot water

Directions:

1. Place grated soap in a pot.
2. Cover with water and simmer over medium heat until all soap is melted, stirring occasionally.
3. Pour into 5 gallon bucket.
4. Add washing soda and borax.
5. Add enough hot water to fill the bucket.
6. Stir (I use a long measuring stick, but any long stick will work).
7. Let sit overnight to gel.
8. Use 1 cup per load.
9. (You can pour this into old detergent containers or leave in the bucket. Please cover with a lid if leaving in the bucket to protect children and pets.).

This costs pennies per load and works great!! Add a little white vinegar to the load as fabric softener.

Here are a few more recipes.... 10 Homemade Laundry Soap Detergent Recipes : TipNut.com

3 comments:

Blakely said...

I love making my own homemade laundry detergent. The last time my husband "helped" me make it and he melted the container I keep it in.

Debbie said...

So have you really made this. I am all about the frugal but this seems like to much mess for me.

Carrie said...

Does this wash well? Do the clothes smell and feel clean? How does it work in cold water? Does it leave any residue?

Where do you buy fels naptha ?

Thanks.

 
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