Friday, February 20, 2009

Making Laundry Soap

Ingredients: 1 bar of shredded soap (the less scented, the better)

3/4 Cup Baking Soda (or washing soda, if you're able to find it)
3/4 cup Borax

2 Tablespoons Glycerin

Put shredded bar soap in a small pot and add enough water to cover. Melt the soap and then add to the baking soda/borax/glycerin in a big bucket. Add 2 1/2 gallons of hot water, and stir.

Put the soap in milk jugs with lids. Use 1/2 cup for a medium load of laundry.
(We only had 2 milk jugs, so we used yogurt containers too)

So this all started when Paul heard on the radio about a lady with a bunch of kids who made her own laundry soap and how cheap it was. So Elise and I decided to whip up a batch on Tuesday. It was really easy, and cost only $1.67 for 2 1/2 gallons of the stuff. I did all my laundry with it on Tuesday afternoon, and declared it a success! We put it in milk jugs, which I think works the best, because you have to shake it before using it.


Katie May said...

your so virtuous. :]
does it smell nice?

the traever said...

you're gonna save millions!

--John.and.Amy said...

Wow Heidi.
It doesn't sound like your days are lazy. Bread making, laundry soap making... Wow! I really think I may try this. I hate how expensive laundry soap is.