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I'm doing it today!!!

Posted by on Jun. 25, 2013 at 10:11 AM
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I am finally almost out of commercial laundry soap. (Bought a container at SAMs Club in January). So today I went and got all the supplies I need to make my own laundry soap. I'm so excited! EEEEEK!

This is the recipe I'm going to use:

Homemade Laundry Detergent Recipe
1 bar of Fels Naptha soap, shaved
4 cups of hot water to melt the soap
3 gallons of hot water
1 cup of borax
2 cups of washing soda
1 cup of baking soda
1 large Rubbermaid container about 4-5 gallons size
Here’s what you do:
Grate the soap into a saucepan. You can use either a box grater or a food processor for this. I recommend you do not use whatever tool you use for grating soap with food. I was able to buy an extra food processor very inexpensively at a thrift store.
Add 4 cups of hot water to the pan. Simmer on low until the soap melts completely into the water.
Add borax, washing soda and baking soda to the hot water. Simmer on low until it desolves with the soap. If the mixture is not melting, add more water if needed.
Add 3 gallons of hot water to the large container. Add the mixture to the hot water. Mix with a large spoon until it
completely dissolves.
Let cool overnight. You will notice that it turns into a thick gel. Use 1 cup of this homemade laundry detergent per load of laundry

Figured its best to follow this first and then work on any of the modifications y'all mentioned. :-D
by on Jun. 25, 2013 at 10:11 AM
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Princess.Sara
by on Jun. 25, 2013 at 10:34 AM
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Yay! Thanks for sharing, I have been wanting to do this!

~Wife to Joseph, married May 22nd, 2009. Mommy to two little angels sitting with God, June 2009 and December 2011; and two beautiful boys, Aiden Richard born July 3rd, 2010 and Liam Wayne born March 6th, 2013~

BeachMommy07
by on Jun. 25, 2013 at 10:50 AM
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I did this for 2 years. Congrats on discovering it :) it's the duggars family recipe.

ceciliam
by Ruby Member on Jun. 25, 2013 at 10:57 AM
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Have fun! :)

MamaJane
by Jane:) on Jun. 25, 2013 at 11:50 AM
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That's the one I use minus the baking soda. I wasn't a fan of the liquid so next time I do it ill try it dry. What I made lasted me 6 months and then hubby bought 5 gallons off a coworker as a fund raiser for his daughter. It's been 6 months and that isn't gone lol.
campingmomof4
by Bronze Member on Jun. 25, 2013 at 11:54 AM
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 good luck

MamaMandee
by Mandee on Jun. 25, 2013 at 8:24 PM
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Good luck!
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Stevensmomma
by Platinum Member on Jun. 25, 2013 at 8:31 PM
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good luck hope it works well !! :)

Jessica79
by on Jun. 25, 2013 at 10:36 PM
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That's pretty much the same recipe I used to use when I made a liquid detergent. Now I make powder. :)

Juniper53098
by June on Jun. 25, 2013 at 10:41 PM
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That looks pretty similar to the recipe I use.

bether89
by Ruby Member on Jun. 25, 2013 at 10:45 PM
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I have most of these ingredients, I am going to try this tomorrow.

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