Tuesday, September 6, 2011
Liquid Laundry Soap
4 c. hot tap water
1 bar of Fels Naptha Soap
1 c. Arm & Hammer washing soda*
1/2 c. Borax
Grate bar of soap and add with water in saucepan. Stir continually over medium-low heat until soap dissolves and is melted. fill 5 gallon bucket half full of hot tap water. Add melted soap mixture, washing soda and Borax. Stir well until all powder is dissolved. Fill bucket with more hot water until full. Stir.cover and let sit overnight to thicken. Stir and fill a used, clean laundry soap dispenser half full and then fill the rest of the way with water. Shake before each use. (will gel)
-optional: you can add 10-15 drops of essential oil per two gallons. Add once soap has cooled. like lavender, rosemary, tea tree oil.
-Liquid soap recipe makes 10 gallons.
-Top load machine: 5/8 c. per load (Approx. 180 loads)
-Front load machine: 1/4 c. per load (Approx. 640 loads)
*Arm & Hammer "Super Washing Soda"- Baking soda won't work, nor will Arm & Hammer detergent- it must be sodium carbonate.