- 1/3 bar of Fels Naptha soap
- 1/2 cup Borax powder
- 1/2 cup Arm and Hammer Washing Soda
- a bucket
First, grate 1/3 of the soap and put it into a saucepan. (I use my food processor to grate it finely so it melts quicker.)
Add 6 cups of water and heat until the soap melts.
Add the washing soda and borax, stirring until it is dissolved.
Pour 4 cups hot tap water into your bucket.
Add your soap mixture and stir it together.
Add another 22 cups of water and stir to combine.
Let the soap cool and set up for about 12-24 hours. The finished product jells up. It won't have a normal consistency. Part of it will be like jello and part will remain liquid. It's all the same thing and dissolves in the laundry tub. No need to try and break it up.
Each load takes about 1/2 cup of laundry soap.
And to let you know the purpose of each ingredient....
Borax cleans, deodorizes, disinfects and softens the water.
Washing soda cuts grease and neutralizes odors.
Fels Naptha is a stain remover.
Now go and save yourself some money!