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Do you make your own landry soap?

if you do could you share your recipe? how des it work for you?

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kids_r_gr8

Asked by kids_r_gr8 at 2:02 AM on Sep. 15, 2010 in Home & Garden

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  • We use Seventh Generation free & clear.
    sherribeare

    Answer by sherribeare at 2:27 AM on Sep. 15, 2010

  • Yes and I love it!

    1 bar Ivory soap
    1 cup borax
    1 cup washing soda
    1 cup baking soda

    Grate the Ivory soap.

    Heat 4 cups of water to boiling. Add the grated Ivory. Reduce heat to low and stir until the soap is dissolved.
    Pour into a 5 gallon bucket. Add the borax, washing soda and baking soda and stir well.
    Fill the bucket half full with hot water (from the tap is fine). Stir again. Fill the rest of the bucket to about 3 inches from the top (so you can stir without the soap going over the edge). Stir one last time, cover and let sit to gel overnight.

    Stir once it has gelled. You can use it as is (1/2 cup for each load in a top loader or 1/4 cup for each load in a front loader) or you can pour it (using a funnel) into an old liquid laundry detergent bottle. Fill the bottle halfway with the detergent and then fill the rest of the way with hot water. Shake before each use (1 cup for a top loader, 1/3 cup for a
    momof3inTN

    Answer by momof3inTN at 7:53 AM on Sep. 15, 2010

  • front loader). Hmm, don't know why that got cut off, I still had 6 characters left... oh well.

    I prefer to use it from an old detergent bottle because it's easier to shake the bottle than to stir the bucket every time I go to do a load of laundry.
    momof3inTN

    Answer by momof3inTN at 7:54 AM on Sep. 15, 2010

  • No, we use soap nuts.
    science_spot

    Answer by science_spot at 8:34 AM on Sep. 15, 2010

  • no
    CarolineDezon

    Answer by CarolineDezon at 8:48 AM on Sep. 15, 2010

  • no
    sherryb1273

    Answer by sherryb1273 at 9:30 AM on Sep. 15, 2010

  • no
    LUVETER

    Answer by LUVETER at 9:59 AM on Sep. 15, 2010

  • Yes, I do. Makes 5 gallons and then you add one part water to one part detergent for a total of 10 gallons.

    1 bar laundry soap (Fels-Naptha, Kirklands, etc)
    1/2 cup washing soda (not washing powder, not baking soda)
    1/4 cup borax

    Grate bar of soap and melt in 4 cups of water over medium heat, stirring until completely melted. Stir borax and washing soda into hot water in 5 gallon bucket. Add melted soap and stir. Fill bucket with hot water and stir. Put the lid on the bucket and let gel for 24 hours. To use fill empty container with 1/2 detergent, 1/2 water. Shake to mix. Use 1/4 cup for front loader washer, 5/8 cup for top loader.
    Christina807

    Answer by Christina807 at 10:57 PM on Sep. 15, 2010

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