July 1, 2013

Homemade Laundry Soap

Over the weekend, the boys and I made homemade laundry soap. 
My Granny just recently made some and said she really liked it so she gave me the recipe to try it. 
It's pretty similar to the kind we made a year ago but I think this one is better. Why? Because of this... Fels-Naptha Laundry Soap. This stuff is seriously the best. We found it at Walmart and I saw that Target also carries it. 

 It got out a bright pink lipstick stain that Jovi had gotten all over my favorite dress. That's what sold me!  I also had a couple friends tell me that it works amazing on baby blowouts! (Which I'm very glad I came across this stuff now...) Perfect timing wouldn't you say? 

My Granny figured out that it only costs about 50 cents per gallon to make. 
 Compare that to 20 bucks a gallon!

 Here's the recipe. It makes about 5 gallons of laundry soap.

What you need
- A 5 gallon bucket with lid
- I cup of Borax
- 1 cup of arm & hammer super washing soda
- 1 bar of fels-naptha soap 

How to make it 

In a big pan on the stove, melt grated Fels-naptha soap in 3 quarts of water.
(simmer-do not boil.)
Fill 5 gallon bucket 1/2 full of hot water and add the melted soap along with 1 cup borax and 1 cup Arm & Hammer washing soda. 

Stir it really good and then add more hot water and fill the bucket about 4 inches from the top. Let sit for 24 hours.

It will be jelly like. Stir it again then pour into desired containers. 
Shake before use.

Of course I had a few of the best helpers in town!;)


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