Thats right tonight and for my first post on this blog we will be making soap. Thank you Tyler you are a true DIYer. No human fat is involved in this recipe just a bunch of enviro-friendly easy to access products to make 5 gallons of liquid laundry soap.
- 5 cups Arm & Hammer All Natural Super Washing Soda
- 5 cups 20 Mule Team Borax
- 5 cups grated Fels-naptha Heavy Duty Laundry Bar Soap
- 5 gal water
- Large stock pot (just for soap making)
- Old cheese grater
- Mixing bowl
- 5 gallon bucket with a lid
Take the Fels-naptha and grate as finely as possible. This will make it easier to melt in the water. Start a gallon or so of water on the stove in the large stock pot. Add your grated bar soap. Mix the soap until it has melted into the water. Add the Arm & Hammer super washing suds and the Borax. Mix well and make sure to watch the mixture boil overs are possible. The smell is just like any descent laundry detergent and you can even add a few drops of any essential oils that you like. After all of the ingredients have mixed together pour the mixture into the 5 gallon bucket. Fill the bucket with the rest of the way. You just made 5 gallons of liquid laundry detergent.
The detergent can then be divided into old laundry jugs and stored away for use. This is about enough detergent for 320 loads of laundry using 1/4 cup of soap per load, made for about 15 dollars. 5 cents a load not bad for about an hour worth of work.
orignal recipe found
I have yet to get to use this soap but it smells great and I am happy about the price for sure. You will need to shake the soap a little before use just to make sure that it is mixed well.