- 4 cups hot water
- 1 Fels Naptha soap bar
- 1 cup washing soda
- 1/2 cup Borax
Grate bar of soap and add to saucepan with water
Stir continually over med. heat until soap dissolves
Fill 5 gal. bucket 1/2 full with hot water, add melted soap,washing soda, and Borax
Stir well until all powder is dissolved. Fill bucket to top with more hot water . Stir, cover, and let it sit overnight to thicken.
Stir and fill a used, clean, laundry soap dispenser half full with the soap and the rest with water
Shake before each use (will gel).
Optional: you can add 10-15 drops of essential oil per 2- gals.
Add once soap has cooled. Ideas: lavender, rosemary, or tea tree oil
Yields 10 gals.
top load machines 5/8 cup (180 loads)
front load machines 1/4 cup (640 loads)
Inexpensive Fabric Softener #1
- 1 cup white vinegar to rinse cycle.
Removes residue and odors. Also helps to keep washing machine and hoses fresh and clean
Inexpensive Fabric Softener #2
- 1 container of name brand liquid fabric softener
- 4 inexpensive sponges
Pour all of the fabric softener into a 5 gal. bucket. Fill empty softener container twice with water ( 2 parts water, 1 part fabric softener).
Add sponges to softener/water mixture. When ready to use wring out extra mixture from one of the sponges and add it to the dryer as you would a dryer sheet.
Recipe via 17 and Counting