Laundry Soap that will save you money and works great!
I have tried a few different ways of making laundry soap and this is one of my favorites. I like to wash on the cold water cycle and I find the powder version doesn’t dissolve completely. With this version you will only need 1 tablespoon of detergent per load. This is a great way to save money in your home!
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You will need:
1 bar Fels-neptha bar soap
1 cup Super Washing Soda
1 cup Borax
2 Wide Mouth Mason Jars with lids
Mixing spoon (I use a wooden spoon only for my soaps)
Essential oils of your choice (Optional)
Start off by grating the bar of Fels-Neptha soap with a cheese grater or chop into small chunks if you don’t have a grater.
Add 4 cups of water and the grated soap in the pot and bring to a boil.
Once the mixture reaches the boiling point turn the temp down so you don’t have a sudsy mess in the kitchen… Trust me once it boils over you’ll want to walk away and never return! Keep stiring till all the soap has dissolved.
Remove from heat and add 1 cup of Borax and 1 cup of super washing soda mixing till all the powder is dissolved.
If you need to re heat the mixture do so or you will have a grainy texture and might have problems dissolving in the wash. When completely dissolved pour evenly into 2 Wide Mouth glass mason jars.
Top up the mason jars with water leaving 1.5 inch head space.
Place lids on mason jars, shake, and turn upside down for 4 hours. The mixture will separate!
Once completely cooled and separated you will turn over, open the jars and mix with the stick blender till you have a creamy texture.
This is why you want a wide mouth jar or like me the first time you will be scooping the soap out into a bowl and making one hell of a mess…..one of those times you want to walk away and make the kids deal with it (its not child labor its discipline for the last one that made you mad!)
You should end up with a consistency of mayonnaise however it will thicken over time. if needed just add a little water and mix up with the stick blender!
**If your lucky enough to have a blender that fits on the mason jar even better!!**
**One tablespoon per load is all you will need and YES this works with HE Washers just add more water so its runnier (you may need a third jar)!!**