November 8, 2013

Liquid Laundry Detergent

This is for one gallon at a time. 
1/6 or 2cm of a bar of fels naptha soap, grated
3C cold water
1/4 C Arm & Hammer super washing soda
1/4 C borax
2 C hot water
20 drops of essential oils if you wish
Heat 3 C water and fels naptha in a pan until dissolved, then boil mixture for 15 min.  Remove from heat and add 2C of Hot Water then add super washing soda and borax.  stir well.  should be the consistency of honey.  Pour into a one gallon jug and add enough cold water to make up a gallon.  Put in essential oils at this time if you are going to do so.  I like Lavender.  Leave some headroom because you will need to be able to shake the pee diddle out of it later.  Mix until blended.  (I use a 1 gal Tupperware container and transfer to a Kirkland detergent dispenser later but the 1 gal vinegar jugs from Costco are heavy duty and work well)  Let sit for 24 hours, soap will gel.  shake until well mixed and smooth or use a beater if able.  1/2 cup for each load.
the initial ingredients cost less than 11 dollars all together and can save you up to 150 a year.

This recipe is adapted from another one I found online at the following link :

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