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Homemade Laundry Soap

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I’m about to teach RP to make laundry sauce and I can teach you right now, too…So, let’s get to it.

Here is what you need.

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You will cut the Fels-Naptha laundry bar in half.
Shave it and soak it in hot water overnight.

You will mix 1/2 cup Borax and 1/2 cup A&H super washing soda in your Ninja/blender with 1 cup boiled water.
I ended up with almost 2 cups but that is okay.
I’ll add less water at the end.

Here’s mixing the 2 powders with the hot water. I do this to help break down the crystals.

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Next – Cut the gelatinous bar mix.

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Add it to the Ninja/blender.
Add any essential oils, like lavender, now.
Then mix.

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It takes a few minutes to start looking like whipped cream.
At this point, it’s all about how creamy you want it. Add water as desired.

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That’s my first round. I will add about a half cup more of water and let it go.

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When it’s to the creamy consistency that you want, it’s time to pour it into your container.   Here’s my jar, all ready for another batch of laundry ‘sauce’ as I call it.

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I don’t actually count the number of loads of laundry I do, but this batch will last me about a month and the cost, well you can’t beat the cost…  Easy peasy to make and less than $1.25 per batch.

Once it is ready, you can begin using it immediately! I use 1 rounded tablespoon for most loads, but you can adjust according to size of load and the amount of “dirt” you need to remove from your clothes.

I made up a batch a few months ago to give the Jen and to our Mother.  They both love it.

Now two things to note:

It is not sudsy like regular soap you buy, and you’ll need vinegar to clear the soap film from your Ninja/blender.

On the other hand, a non sudsy laundry soap is actually a bonus… And needing to wash your Ninja/blender out with vinegar isn’t a bad thing either.

So, mix some up and enjoy the difference in your clothes and the savings to your wallet.

Oh and a shout out to the site where I originally found the recipe: http://www.hometalk.com/12194185/laundry-sauce-easy-five-minute-laundry-soap-tutorial

Love,

Shari

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