|Making laundry soap is super-easy.|
I did mine the other night while cleaning my kitchen.
Yes, it was bad.
I was baking, give me a break....;)
|The ingredients: 1 bar Fels Naptha Soap, 1/2 c. Borax, 1 c. Washing Soda + lotsa water!|
|See there? I wrote the "recipe" on the box so I wouldn't forget!|
Just chop up the Fels Naptha bar & melt it in some hot water.
|But not TOO hot! This is what happens if it gets too hot, too fast: Bubble City!|
|Just a good ol' 5 gallon bucket. Nothin' fancy - just make sure you buy the lid!|
|While the soap is melting (and in between doing the dishes), dump the Borax & W.S. in the bucket.|
|Make sure all your soap is dissolved on the stove - then dump it into the powders.|
|I usually add some hot tap water to the powders before dumping in the melted Fels Naptha off the stove.|
It's probably just a needless worry, but I'm always afraid the soap will be TOO hot and somehow damage the bucket....
|You can also add in some essential oils. |
I've done this twice and it never seems to make that much of a difference to me.
I'm an aroma-therapy girl, though, and I *really* like my scents. I just can't get it strong enough...oh well!
All I had to do the next morning was mix up the watery gel-like mixture, then put it in my smaller laundry soap containers (just some "ALL" laundry detergent containers I saved the last few times I actually *bought* laundry soap). I put in HALF of my concentrated laundry soap & HALF hot tap water. Then I simply shake the container like crazy and I'm done! I shake up the container each time I use it - just to get rid of any big lumps.
And there ya go ~ Now I gotta go do some more laundry....