Chay said:Laundry Soap
Bar of soap, grated
½ cup washing soda
½ cup Borax powder
You will also need a small bucket, about 2 gallon size
Grate the soap and put it in a sauce pan.
Add 6 cups water and heat it until the soap melts.
Add the washing soda and the borax and stir until it is dissolved.
Remove from heat.
Pour 4 cups hot water into the bucket.
Now add your soap mixture and stir.
Now add 1 gallon plus 6 cups of water and stir.
Let the soap sit for about 24 hours and it will gel.
You use ½ cup per load.
This recipe = 64 loads
Chay said:It is my personal experience that soap made of 100% lard works the best. Just like making your different kinds of soap you should experiment and find what works best with your water. Something else to keep in mind is if you have a front end loader you'll want to make sure to use a low sudsing soap.
I can not recal if you have posted it or not, but what is your laundry recipe, if ya dont mind sharing? (and saveonscents.com has an AMAZING downy FO!)faithy said:But the soap recipe that I use does have some coconut oil in it but not a whole lot........
do you use borax in the initial mixture and let it dissolve in boiling water, then add it into your laundry soap or do you just not use it at all? did that even make sense!?! :shock:faithy said:Since borax needs to be dissolved in boiling water to get the most out of it........... To get borax to dissolve you need to use boiling water, and add the borax and stir and soon the liquid will turn crystal clear. And then you know it's dissolved and will work. Otherwise it just settles to the bottom and does nothing....... So it's not worth wasting your money on if it's not going to do the job.