Thursday, September 1, 2011

Make Your Own Laundry Soap!!!

With grocery prices going through the roof anymore and especially cleaning supplies, I was given this recipe for homemade laundry soap.  I haven't made it yet but plan on it very soon.  A friend of my mother's has used this recipe for years.  It makes 2-5 gallon buckets of soap.

All items are/should be available at Walmart but if you can't find them all there, Target or KMart might have them too.  I only know that I was told all ingredients can be found at the Walmarts around here in NE Oklahoma.

Laundry Soap

1 bar of Fels Naptha Soap**** or Ivory Soap, grated
2 c. Arm & Hammer Baking Soda Wash for Laundry
2 c. Borax Laundry Booster

Grate the soap and add it to a large pot of water, heat and stir until the soap is melted.  Pour into a 5 gallon bucket and add your 2 cups of Soda and Borax.  Stir well.

Fill the bucket halfway with water, stir well.  Cover and leave until next day.  On the next day, stir again and pour half of the solution into another 5 gallon bucket.  Fill both buckets with water, stir.

It's now ready to use.  You can use old laundry detergent bottles and fill them up.  Always stir or shake the laundry soap before using.

You will still need to use bleach or stain treaments in your laundry.

Use 1 cup per load of laundry.

****I have never heard of this soap and I hope I got the spelling right.  I could not find it listed on the Walmart website and haven't had a chance to go to a Walmart store to look for it.  If this is not the correct spelling, please let me know and I will correct it.

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