Homemade laundry soap (liquid and powdered)
By Ann McCue salsaqueen
I found this recipe in a womans life magazine 3 years ago and haven't used anything else since. My Husband is a mechanic for a road construction company and has GREASY, DIRTY clothes. this works great on them. I see there is another soap on the site. Mine is different so thought I would reintroduce it. This detergent does not make suds, so don't be alarmed. Also good for the new HE washers. With this recipe you might want to eliminate the use of laundry softener even.
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Add 1 quart hot water to the 2 gallon bucket. Add soap mixture, and mix well. Fill bucket with additional hot water to make 2 gallons and mix well.
Set aside for 24 hours until mixture thickens. I try and stir it once and awhile. If you don't by the next day it is like jello and you just have to stir until it mixes. (might have to use your hands even). Use 1/2 cup of mixture per load
to make a large batch- grate 6 bars fels Napth soap and then add 3 cups Washing Soda and 3 cups Borax.
About this Recipe
Ann McCue salsaqueen - Feb 19, 2011
karen brusseau winequeen - Feb 19, 2011
Great,great recipe. Makes my whites whiter. Try this, you will not be disappointed. Very economical too!
Stormy Stewart karlyn255 - Mar 6, 2011
My mother always used fels naptha soap for when we got into poison Ivy or sumack. What a great recipe thanks
Ann McCue salsaqueen - Mar 6, 2011
your welcome stormy!! hope you have a chance to try it!!