Tuesday, July 12, 2011

Laundry Soap Success!

I love how the laundry soap turned out! I didn't end up putting any extra fragrance in this batch and it smells great just the way it is. It seems to do a great job getting the clothes clean and the best part is that it cost less than $2.00 to make 10 gallons of soap. Whoot Whoot!!

Here is the recipe I used:

Homemade Liquid Laundry Soap

4 Cups - hot tap water
1 Fels-Naptha soap bar
1 Cup - Arm & Hammer Super Washing Soda*
½ Cup Borax

- Grate bar of soap and add to saucepan with water. Stir continually over medium-low heat until soap dissolves and is melted.

-Fill a 5 gallon bucket half full of hot tap water. Add melted soap, washing soda and Borax. Stir well until all powder is dissolved. Fill bucket to top with more hot water. Stir, cover and let sit overnight to thicken.

-Stir and fill a used, clean, laundry soap dispenser half full with soap and then fill rest of way with water. Shake before each use. (will gel)

-Optional: You can add 10-15 drops of essential oil per 2 gallons. Add once soap has cooled. Ideas: lavender, rosemary, tea tree oil.

-Yield: Liquid soap recipe makes 10 gallons.

-Top Load Machine- 5/8 Cup per load (Approx. 180 loads)

-Front Load Machines- ¼ Cup per load (Approx. 640 loads)


chodgkiss said...

Thats awesome that it turned out...it will be good for 180 loads? Well, that ought to last you at least a couple of weeks then, huh?! :)

Our Family said...

A couple weeks if I'm lucky...:) Trevor alone keeps the washer chugging daily:)