We’re making soap today…
Well, not really.
I’m mixing soap to make some more laundry detergent.
It’s been over a year since I shared this recipe, but since then a few things have changed, so I thought it’s time for an update! Plus, my Mom was just out here for a visit and she wants the recipe…here ya go Mom!
1 Fels-Naptha soap bar
1 Cup Arm & Hammer Super Washing Soda
½ Cup Borax
First, chop the soap bar into large chunks to make it a little easier on the food processor.
Then pulse until it turns into little tiny balls.
Add the rest of the ingredients and let run for approximately a minute. The soap should be completely broken down into the mix, although you will still be able to distinguish the yellow with the other ingredients.
For a light load, use 1 Tablespoon. For really dirty clothes or towels, use 2 Tablespoons.
Yields: 3 Cups detergent. (Approx. 40 loads)
Since we live in the land of hard water, I add a splash of vinegar over the soap once I’ve spooned it into the load. I am pleased with the results. The clothes smell great, and with the vinegar I have no residue from the soap, ever.
I think you’ll enjoy the break on your wallet as well. This comes out to be way cheaper for a family of six to keep clean clothes.
I was able to find all of these ingredients at the local Wal-Mart.
Happy Wash Day (which is every day at my house)!