Saturday, October 13, 2012

Laundry Soap II

In my first post about making laundry soap, I mentioned another recipe that I wanted to try. Well, I made it on July 22nd. This is the recipe I used:
  • 1 4 lb 12 oz box Borax

  • 1 4 lb box Baking Soda

  • 1  box Super Washing Soda

  • 3 bars of Fels-Naptha soap, grated

  • 2 small containers of store brand Oxy Clean
I grated the Fels-Naptha soap in the food processor for the first time. A little tricky, but I liked the end result better. I like my soap to be finely grated. I used a bucket lined with a trash bag as suggested and dumped everything in and mixed with my hands. Then, I poured it into a cheap 2 gallon container from Walmart, slapped a label on it, and began using it.I really like it and will continue to use this recipe. It was everything I used before except for the baking soda and Oxy Clean. I am pleased with the washing results and it's lasting longer than I expected.

An aside: a few days ago at our local Family Dollar store, I found this soap. I have heard of it but never have seen it. Well, I snatched that baby up. Can't wait to try it. Although, that might have to wait awhile. lol.

Have you ventured in the world of making your own laundry soap yet? If so, share your experience.

Update: This batch lasted me until approximately April 20th. So that's 2 days short of 9 months. Yes, I did make another batch. Not buying laundry soap for 9 months, I'll take that. Now I'll try adding in some EOs.

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