Saturday, August 04, 2012

home made soap

Soap recipe

I am always reading on the net and I have wanted to make soap for the washing machine.While grating the bar of soap I kept thinking this is really dumb. I washed what cloths I had in the washer and I have really clean cloths in my laundry basket. you ought to try making your own  soap. The big expense is getting the washing soda and borax but I have enough of both now to last for a long time.
Each batch yields approximately 32 ounces (between 32-64 loads based on how many Tbsp used per load).
Thoroughly stir together for 5 minutes and 
use in your washing machine.
I think I will make some liquid soap next.

omemade Liquid Laundry Soap Recipe
This simple laundry soap recipe will leave your clothes clean and fresh and only comes to about 3 cents per load!
1/3 bar Fels Naptha Soap ( Ivory and Zote will also work)
½ cup washing soda (found in the laundry section at most stores)
½ cup borax powder (the 20 Mule Team brand is a good choice)
2 gallons water
Grate the soap and put it in a sauce pan. Add 6 cups water and heat it until the soap melts. Add the washing soda (NOT baking soda) and the borax. Stir until it is dissolved. Remove from heat. Pour 4 cups hot water into a 2-gallon bucket. Add soap mixture and stir. Add 1 gallon plus 6 cups of water and stir. Let the soap sit for about 24 hours until it gels. Use a ½ cup detergent per load of laundry. 

1 comment:

Sister--Three said...

When i feel better I may try this if I can find the washing soda and borax.