18 September 2010

Time to Make Laundry Soap

Hey, I'm making my own laundry soap today.  This is the 2nd time I've made it.  The first time I only made 1/2 batch but this time I'm making the whole enchilada!  The recipe I use is below.  I did a little re-writing to utilize the "tricks" I came up with.  Without further ado, here it is:

12 cups Borax

8 cups Baking Soda

8 cups Washing Soda

8 (grated) bars Ivory soap

The easiest way to grate your soap is to use the food processor.  Just don't drop the processor like I did the 1st time--making my 1/2 batch a rather costly endeavor!  This only takes a few minutes to make so even the busy career lady person can make it in her his/her busy schedule (I'm trying to be politically correct here).  :)
  • Mix all ingredients well and store in a sealed tub.
  • Use 1/8 cup (2 Tablespoons) of powder per full load.  A coffee scoop works really well for this. I got a package of 2 at the Dollar Tree for a buck.  
  • This is a "dry" product so there is no mixing with water.  The last time I packaged mine in gallon food storage bags.  This time I'm going to use a plastic container.

This stuff is lots better than the commercial products I've used and you only use 2 Tbsp per load! 

Happy Laundry Days!

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  1. Yeah I dont have the food processor :o( I do mine the hard way LOL I grate mine on a cheese grater and then let it dry a bit and then that afternoon I use my little grinder thingy to try and make the bits a little smaller and so far it has worked nicely. If I had a food processor I would make me a big ole batch too :o)

  2. I think I made enough to last a year even with ds coming over to do laundry sometimes. :)


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