Here is a recipe for homemade laundry soap, will last one person at least three months, making about three gallon of finished product.You will Need 3/4 cup of borax, 3/4 cup arm and hammer Super Washing soda, 1 bar of Ivory soap, 5 gallon bucket to store soap…
- 1. Shred soap with a grater so it is very fine pour into a pot then pour 6 cups of water in pot.cook on the stove on medium heat stirring
until all soap has melted.
- 2. while your mixture is cooking measure out the borax and soda put in a container mixing them up good before you pour them into pot on stove.
- 3. measure out 1 1/2 gallons of water set aside lukewarm temp.
- 4. pour the soda/borax mix into pot stir real good until it is dissolved
- 5. pour 4 cups of water from the tap water luke warm in your bucket then pour your mixture on the stove into the bucket stir it good.
- 6. pour in your 1 1/2 gallons of water that you set aside into the bucket and stir it up good within an hour it will set into a gelled mixture use 1/2 cup per load in your case bucket
You can also use a Fels naptha bar in place of Ivory soap bar.
Some prefer the dry variant. Same recipe but just don’t add water. You use 1 box borax, 1 box washing soda, and 2 bars felsnaptha. You use a very fine cheese grater for the bar of soap and then store it all in quart jars.
2 tablespoons per load of this works well. You even use this on cloth diapers. For diapers you do one prewash with some vinegar and then a regular wash with 2 tablespoons of the dry mix. Air dry them in the sun whenever possible.
1 box Borax
1 box Arm & Hammer Washing Powder
4 boxes (1 lb) Baking Soda
3 jars (1 lb) Oxygen enhancer ($1/jar at Dollar Tree)
Small Bottle of Purex Crystals
2 bars Zote soap (We get it at Big Lots.)
I shred the soap in an old blender and then just mix it all together. We use an HE front load washer and it works great.
Have fun and make soap every 3 months or so.
Start now to make sure you are staying prepared.
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