Homemade Laundry Soap
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.
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.
Next – Cut the gelatinous bar mix.
Add it to the Ninja/blender.
Add any essential oils, like lavender, now.
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.
That’s my first round. I will add about a half cup more of water and let it go.
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.
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