Super Economical Laundry Soap

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Super Economical Laundry Soap

6 cups water

1/3 bar fels naptha laundry detergent, grated

1/2 cup arm & hammer super washing soda (NOT baking soda!)

1/2 cup 20 mule team borax laundry detergent

1 quart hot water in a 2 Gallon Bucket.

hot water

Combine 6 c. water and grated fels naptha in a large stockpot over low-med heat. Stir occasionally until fully dissolved, add in washing soda and borax, stirring until thickened. Cool slightly, (enough so it wont melt your 2 gallon plastic jug)

Remove from heat and add to the quart of hot water in the 2 gallon bucket.

This mix will gel overnight, Use 1/2 c. per load.

You can also add 20 drops of your favorite essential oil for a fresh scent if you wish.

piggy bankLiss Note: This was my favorite recipe to make. I simply reused an old laundry jug I had laying around.

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Melissa Burnell, known to her friends and fans as "Liss," grew up in Southern Maine, now residing in sunny South Carolina. As a busy Wife, Mother of two sons, an avid photographer, and self-employed entrepreneur, Liss understands the value of both time and money.

3 Comments

  1. liss,

    i made this and it didn’t gel. what did i do wrong? can i fix it?

    i noticed the soap is separating. the top part is hard, with water underneath. it is actually so hard that i have to get the power drill out to help stir it up.

    the first time i made this, it stayed creamy all the time.

    thank you,

    ann

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