HOMEMADE LAUNDRY SOAP
Yesterday I was doing my hair and looked at the calendar wondering when my next appointment was to get my roots addressed.
I remembered then that I had never posted the laundry soap recipe that my hairdresser gave me.
I've been using it now for over a month and feel I can now give an endorsement to the concoction that costs pennies per load and leaves the laundry clean and fresh.
The only thing I find is that I do need to give my whites a bit of a boost now and then, but other than that. .
dirty farm clothes come out clean.
- 4 cups hot tap water
- 1 sunlight soap bar
- 1 cup washing soda
- 1/2 cup borax
- Grate the bar of soap and add to the hot water in a medium sized pot.
- Stir over medium heat until it is melted.
- Fill a five gallon pail with hot water. Add the melted soap as well as the washing soda and the borax.
- Stir well.
- Fill the bucket with additional hot water, almost to the top, Stir, cover and let sit overnight.
- Open the bucket and give it a good stir as it will have become a concentrated jelly.
- (the above picture was overkill. . .I only asked him to stir)
- Like I said. ..serious overkill.
- Fill your empty laundry soap containers and use.
- I find that for the front loader I use 1/4 cup to a 1/3 cup and top load machines you would use closer to 5/8 cup.
- There is almost no scent at all. . .just a very light lemon fragrance from the Sunlight bar.
- The mixture will be a bit lumpy and goopy and I give my container a light shake before using.
Enjoy your weekend and I'll see you Monday.
All for now .. .