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Old 02-16-2017, 04:37 PM   #1
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Default Laundry Soap - First attempt!

I had a lot of fun reading the laundry soap threads and thought I would give it a try. The whole process went very smoothly.

Here's the recipe I settled on:

80% Coconut Oil
20% Lard
-1% Superfat
35% Lye Concentration

Freshly poured:


The next day - unmolded, ready to cut:


Grated:


Pulverized with equal parts washing soda in food processor:


It was a pretty simple process, and just required a bit of arm strength for grating. I tried it out in my laundry last night (about 2 tbsp for a large load) and it seemed to work great. I'll have to keep using it for a bit to see how much I like it!


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I grate mine as soon as it's cool enough to handle. Too hard to work with otherwise. It's so easy to make though.


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I grate mine as soon as it's cool enough to handle. Too hard to work with otherwise. It's so easy to make though.
Good tip! I poured the batter around 9pm so I decided to leave it overnight before grating. Next time I'll definitely make it earlier in the day.
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Good tip! I poured the batter around 9pm so I decided to leave it overnight before grating. Next time I'll definitely make it earlier in the day.
Or you can use your food processor if you have a grater attachment.
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Or you can use your food processor if you have a grater attachment.
Unfortunately I just have the regular blade attachment, I got the food processor second-hand.
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Unfortunately I just have the regular blade attachment, I got the food processor second-hand.
I have the grater attachment but my DH won't let me use it for soap!
Don't know which of us is worse off.
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I have the grater attachment but my DH won't let me use it for soap!
Don't know which of us is worse off.
Point out to hubby that it is grating the stuff that gets people, dishes, and clothes clean, so there is really no reason not to use it.
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Point out to hubby that it is grating the stuff that gets people, dishes, and clothes clean, so there is really no reason not to use it.
It a new machine so still a bit precious but I think he's worried his food will taster like soap.


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