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      soap recipes for laundry

      first recipe:
      3 Pints Water
      1/3 bar Fels Naptha Soap, grated
      1/2 cup Washing Soda (Arm and Hammer, NOT baking soda though!!)
      1/2 cup 20 Mule Team Borax
      2 Gallon bucket to mix it in
      1 Quart hot water
      Hot Water
      Mix Fels Naptha soap in a saucepan with 3 pints hot water and heat on
      low until dissolved. Stir in Washing Soda and Borax. Stir until
      thickened, and remove from heat.

      Add 1 Quart Hot Water to 2 gallon
      Bucket. Add soap mixture, and mix well. Fill bucket with hot water,
      and mix well.

      Set aside for 24 hours, or until mixture thickens. Use
      1/2 cup of mixture per load.

      Second Recipe:
      1 cup grated Fels Naptha Soap
      1/2 cup Washing Soda (Arm and Hammer again)
      1/2 cup Borax (20 mule team Borax)
      2 Tablespoons Glycerin
      2 cups water
      Mix first three ingredients together, than add glycerin and water. Use
      1/2 to 3/4 cup per load. This one works best in cold or warm water.

      Third Recipe:
      Water
      1 bar grated Fels Naptha soap
      5 gallon bucket
      1 cup washing soda (Again, Arm and Hammer)
      4 1/2 gallons water
      Put grated Fels Naptha in saucepan and cover with water. Heat on low
      until dissolved. Fill bucket with hot water and add soap.

      Stir to
      combine. Add 1 cup washing soda and mix well. As it cools, it will
      thicken.

      May be used immediately. Use 1- 2 cups per load.

      Powdered Laundry Detergent
      1 cup grated Fels Naptha Soap
      1/2 cup washing soda
      1/2 cup 20 mule team borax

      Mix and store in airtight container or bag. For light loads, use 1
      tablespoon. For heavy loads, use 2 tablespoons.

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