Homemade laundry soap
Sunday, September 29, 2013
It is 4 am and I have not tried this soap yet, but in a couple hours I will ... I merely typed in homemade laundry soap in the browser and it is the first recipe.
I have not made the fabric softener yet,, more on that later, but I will post it now.
Laundry Soap Recipe
1 bar soap, grated (Dr. Bronners, Fels Naptha, Ivory, Pure & Natural) I used Ivory.
1c washing soda
Thoroughly stir together for five minutes. Use 1T per load. If heavily soiled, use 2T per load.
Yield: 32-64 loads, depending on how much product is used per load.
I initially tried to grate the Ivory in my super-duper blender/smoothie maker,, gooey mess!! I just went to the website and somebody there put the powders in the blender WITH the soap.. Another person FROZE the Ivory before grating by hand. I will try that next.
This is the recipe for the fabric softener.
HOMEMADE FABRIC SOFTENER
6c hot water
3c WHITE vinegar
2c hair conditioner ( I use about one full bottle of Suave)
Mix water, vinegar, and hair conditioner in one-gallon container. DO NOT substitute cider vinegar for the white or you will have dingy clothes. Never use this with bleach!! It will cause TOXIC fumes! STIR. DO NOT SHAKE!!!
Use about 1/4 cup per load. I saved a cap from a softener bottle and marked it with permanent marker. I used the vinegar bottle to store it , as this has a flip cap, but you can use whatever is best for you.
Just think of how many fillers the companies put in their product when ONE OUNCE (1T) will do a whole load!
I will blog more tomorrow about the results of my first load of laundry with this..
Okay, it is 1 pm, just took my clothes out of the dryer They are clean, fresh, no problems.. We do not have heavily soiled clothing, so I used one tablespoon,, I did use Downy,, I will use that until it is gone them make my softener..
Basically what I did was make two batches and I stored it in one of the re-sealable bags that those All little pillow pouch detergents comes in,, I got those free with a coupon awhile back so used the bag. It is small enough to handle and I keep my scoop right in the bag.
If you go to the website, they have a recipe for DISHWASHER SOAP TOO, BUT I DID NOT CHECK IT OUT, yet..