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Sunday, December 5, 2010

Homemade Laundry Soap

These days laundry soap seems to be going up in price and down in quantity. Here is a simple, yet highly effective way to make your own soap.

Ingredients Needed:
1 Cup of washing soda
1 Bar of soap, your choice
1/2 Cup of Borax
1 5gal, bucket w/lid
3 gallons of hot water
1 lrg spoon or stick to stir with
measuring cup

1. Put four cups of water on stove in a pan and heat till almost boiling. While water is heating shave bar of soap with knife into water. Shave complete bar into water, stirring to dissolve whole bar. Finished product will be very soapy water mixture.
2. Place the 3 gallons of hot water into 5 gallon bucket. Add soapy mixture made from step one, while stirring awhile. Add cup of washing soda and stir for about a min or two. Then, add 1/2 cup of borax. Continue stirring for a couple of mins and let set overnight to cool.
3. Next day you will have a slimey mixture that will be similar to the color of the soap you used. Roughly one cup of this mixture will be what you need to do laundry.

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