When I was first invited to join Pinterest by my Mother-in-Law one of the first things I pinned was a tutorial for making my own laundry soap. I made it and I really like it! here's the blog I pinned it from. So I made it once successfully and thought that I'd share my experience with you for my second batch. here goes...
What You Will Need
- Large container ( I used a drawer-type storage container. I'm actually happy with it even though it seems like an awkward set up because I can sit it on top of my dryer and close it when I'm done and still have a "dryer top" to work with.)
- 1/2 cup scoop and stirring spoon
- 1/3 of a bar of Fels-Naptha laundry soap. (other brands are Octagon, Ivory or Zote)
- 1/2 cup Baking Soda ( there is a difference between washing soda and baking soda, and I'm sure washing soda works really well, but in every laundry aisle I tried there was only this type of soda and it actually works really well so I wouldn't stress it if you can't find washing soda)
- 1/2 cup Borax. This stuff is awesome to have around the house too. there are so many uses for Borax. I read the box and I'm so excited to have this stuff. It cleans carpet and the bathroom and it does it without chemical fumes so... good stuff)
- Cut your Fels-Naptha (or whatever brand) of soap into thirds and grate finely.
|I've found that the smaller you grate the soap|
the better but this little grater would be ridiculous.
cute but ridiculous
|This is what my container looked like after I'd used up my whole last batch. when I did this last time I didn't dilute it until after I'd let it sit out overnight and the texture was a lot more mealy but it gelled up over time.|
|This is what it looked like after I'd diluted it before I let it sit over night|
|My laundry station! These are the first major appliances Chad and I have ever bought together. They're second hand but completely refurbished and they work really well. I love older stuff anyway.|
P.S. Thank you Frugally Green!