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Tuesday, February 14, 2012

Liquid Laundry Soap

Homemade Liquid Laundry Soap
for front or top load machine
Arm and Hammer Super Washing Soda Detergent Booster/Cleaner - 2 Boxes (55oz ea)
4  Cups - hot tap water
1  Fels-Naptha soap bar
1 Cup - 
Arm & Hammer SuperWashing Soda*
½ Cup Borax

Grate bar of soap and add to saucepan with water. Stir continually over medium-low heat until soap dissolves and is melted.
-Fill a 5 gallon bucket half full of hot tap water. Add melted soap, washing soda and Borax. Stir well until all powder is dissolved. Fill bucket to top with more hot water. Stir, cover and let sit overnight to thicken.
-Stir and fill a used, clean, laundry soap dispenser half full with soap and then fill rest of way with water. Shake before each use. (will gel)
-Optional: You can add 10-15 drops of essential oil per 2 gallons. Add once soap has cooled. Ideas: lavender, rosemary, tea tree oil.
-Yield: Liquid soap recipe makes 10 gallons.
-Top Load Machine- 5/8 Cup per load (Approx. 180 loads)
-Front Load Machines- ¼ Cup per load (Approx. 640 loads)
*Arm & Hammer "Super Washing Soda" - in some stores or may be purchased online here (at Meijer.com). Baking Soda will not work, nor will Arm & Hammer Detergent - It must be sodium carbonate!!


More sites with laundry soap instructions:
The Simple Dollar (Estimated cost for 312 loads $7)
Tip Nut
Tip Nut Answers to Comments/Questions
The Family Homestead
Hillbilly Housewife
Instructables




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