Sunday, May 23, 2010

Ok, I mentioned in a previous
post that I wanted to make
laundry soap like the Duggar's do.
I purchased the ingredients:
Super Washing Soda $3.99
(there is enough here for several batches)
Borax $2.99
(there is enough here for several batches)
Fels Naptha $1.97
(need a bar for each batch)
5 Gallon Bucket $4.99
(reuse for each batch)
Lid $2.99(this one still makes me mad) I grated the Fels Naptha,
be careful towards the end
it was a little tricky not
grating my fingers.
I measured out 1/2 cup of Borax
and 1 cup of Washing Soda

I used a tape measure to mark
the outside of my bucket
with a half way mark.

Not sure why I have this
photo twice but can't make it go away.
I melted the grated soap
in 4 cups of hot tap water
over medium heat, stirring

Until it was completely melted.

I filled my bucket with
hot tap water to the half way
line that I marked on my bucket
and added the melted soap and
the premeasured Borax and
Washing Soda.
I stirred until it was
mixed well and the
powder was dissolved.

I filled the rest of the bucket
with hot tap water, stirred it
well and placed the lid on it.

Now we wait overnight,
to let it thicken.

2 Scraps:

Jessica said...

I love homemade laundry detergent - you can make it powdered too, just grate up the soap on a really fine grate, then mix the other ingredients . . . trying to remember the ratio of the top of my head, I want to say I would do a bar of soap, and two cups of each of the other products. Then you use 2 -3 TBS per load.

Christy said...

Thanks, I mad the liquid, it didn't gel like it should but seems to work fine.