04 October 2010

So the whole idea of being "green" & or frugal is still relatively new for me... However i have really gotten into the idea of making my own laundry soap, i got the idea/recipe from my aunt and fell in love with it. It all started with Kiah, he had such sensitive skin when he was born and we were spending a small fortune to keep his skin baby smooth, my aunt offered me some detergent that she had already made and i was more than happy to give it a try.. All the ingredients cost around $6-$8 (for everything) and makes 5+ batches with the exception of the fels naptha (which makes 3) and each batch fills 3-4 regular size containers! Not to mention it smells great while still being hypoallergenic AND it gets stains out!! So if you are interested (you know you are!) Here is the recipe... enjoy! The ingredients are as follows : 1/3 bar of fels naptha 1/2 cup washing soda 1/2 cup borax powder (You will also need a 2 or 5 gallon bucket) Grate the soap into a large sauce pan & add 6 cups water. Heat until the soap melts. Add the washing soda & borax and stir until dissolved. Remove from heat. Pour 4 cups HOT water into your bucket. Add soap mixture & stir, then add 1 gallon + 6 cups water and stir again. Let soap sit for 24 hrs and it will gel. use 1/2 cup per load.
*after pouring the detergent into containers its always a good idea to give it a good shake before using at least for the first few days.. Hope you love it as much as i do! {this is actually something that i have posted before but i am going to do it again and link up to Mama and The Dudes}

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