*4 cups hot tap water
*1 fels-naptha soap bar
*1/2 cup borax
*1 cup washing soda
(all items can be purchased in the laundry aisle of Kroger)
*grate the fels-naptha bar...
(Looks like grated cheese)
*add grated soap to hot tap water
*simmer and stir on med-low
until all of the soap bar is dissolved
(Now, I'm thinking beer-cheese soup.)
*fill 5 gallon bucket half full with hot tap water
*pour melted soap, borax, and washing soda into bucket
*stir until all is dissolved
*fill bucket with hot tap water and stir some more
*cover and let sit overnight to thicken
*the next day stir again
(it has a jello-like texture - so keep stirring)
(laundry detergent bottle, milk jug, etc.)
half full of laundry soap
*fill the rest of the way with water
*optional: add several drops of your favorite essential oil
*shake it before each use
*1 cup per load
I'll do the math for you -
10 gallons of laundry detergent
160 loads of laundry
less than .06 cents per load!
...and I still have plenty borax and washing soda!
So, grab a bucket and a fels-naptha bar and come on over!
(recipe courtesy of: Brandy Hand)