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Monday, July 26, 2010

home-made laundry soap...

thats right...you heard me...home-made laundry soap....we totally did it!...
this is what you need...
-Ivory bar soap
-Arm&hammer washing soda
-Borax
-essential oils (optional)
-bucket with air tight lid (lots of options at Lowes)

the goods...

1.grate one bar of ivory soap...

2.add soap to sauce pan...

3.add 6 cups of water, heat until soap melts...

1/2 cup of Borax

1/2 cup of washing soda

4.add borex and washing soda...let it dissolve...

5.Pour 4 cups of hot water into the bucket...
6.Add soap mixture to the bucket and stir...
7.Add 1 gallon plus 6 cups more water to the bucket...
8.Stir
9 add essential oils (optional)...we used lavender and tea tree oil...

10.Let soap sit for 24 hours before using it...it turn to a gel.

you only have to use 1/2 cup per load....this cost an average of $.71 for 2 gallons (64 loads)....thats right you heard me.... $.71!! boo-yah!

9 comments:

Ryan and Katie said...

tell me how you like using it and if your laundry smells good afterward! I've been wanting to try this and now I'm more motivated!

tamatha said...

Christy, so glad you tried this! We just love our homeade detergent, and NEVER having to go down the laundry isle again!

tamatha simons said...

...one more thing..this recipe is ok for HE washing machines too. :)))

The Rhoads said...

sweet!!! I want to try it. Looks like we have a fun activity for this weekend! THANKS girl!

Nevan said...

that looks great. . .any with the essential oils I can make it smell like whatever I want?

Kristin said...

Thanks for posting the recipe!! Can you use it with cloth diapers? If so, I think I'll try it ASAP!

lauren and brad said...

ok. where in the world did you find the washing soda? I've been looking for over a year!

Randy said...

The Crest in Edmond has it.

Jennifer said...

I keep thinking about this...how are you liking it?? Do you use it to wash Piper's diapers too? We use the Sun Free & Clear for all of our laundry and it's cheap, but you can't beat this deal!