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Saturday, August 18, 2012

Homemade Laundry Soap Neighbor gift!

Homemade Laundry Detergent!

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Homemade laundry soap is cheap.
I've been making it a couple years now.
It's like $1 a gallon!

Here's my plan for neighbor gifts
 for Christmas this year!
1 quart of soap...25 cents, 
mason jar...about  70 cents...
Under $1!  :)  
And super useful...and not fattening! 
(Feel FREE to copy my genius idea!)
So here is what you need:
Fels Naptha soap
(found in the laundry soap aisle at the store...less than $2)
 Super Washing Soda
(huge box about $5)

 20 Mule Team Borax
(about $5 a box)

 Grate your entire bar of soap.


 Add soap to large pot of 6 cups of hot water...
with the heat on medium/high.
 Once the soap dissolves...
 add 1 1/2 cup of washing soda and 1 1/2 cup of borax...
add 12 cups of water...don't breath in the steam!
 Pour into a 5 gallon bucket and add about 4 gallons of water.
stir well.  It will get gelly and chunky...Perfect!
 I use a pitcher and a funnel and fill up my old laundry
soap bottles or cleaned out milk jugs...or quart mason jars!

The soap is a plain scent (severe allergies in this family to scents)
You can add essential oils...I've heard.
I shake it up before I pour it out!

This works great as a stain fighter too!
I will never pay high laundry soap prices again.
Love it!  I've used it in High Efficiency machines and
 regular washing machines...both work GREAT!
(We wash REGULARY...I still have 2 that pee the bed frequently!) 
And this is perfect!

Linking up to THESE parties this week!



ANGIE said...

How will it work in a HE machine?

Aimee said...

I'm such a chicken to try it!! But it looks like a great idea!!!

Katie Drane said...

I'm so glad that I'm following you! I just made some detergent but had a bad experience. I know what I need to do to fix it now. Thanks SO MUCH for posting on the tt&j link party!


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