|Grate the bar soap and add |
to a large saucepan with hot water.
|This is very easy to do but making your own laundry detergent is a discipline and is not for everyone, but it definitely saves money–just pennies a load!|
|Stir over medium-low heat until|
soap dissolves and is melted.
|I always make this in my basement bathroom tub.|
This literally takes 15 minutes of your time.
|Fill a 10 gallon pail half full of hot water. |
Add the melted soap, Borax and
stir well until all powder is dissolved.
|Sometimes I use a 5 gallon bucket and half the recipe|
unless I have extra containers to store my detergent in.
|Top the pail up with more hot water.|
Use 1 cup per load stirring before each use. (will gel)
Store in containers or a covered bucket.
Marlene left this comment that I thought you might want to know.
"I've used this recipe many times and it works great. You can also leave the water out - just stir up the dry ingredients including the soap and use a tablespoon or two in your laundry. It takes up less space dry."
Snippets From My Heart
When my children were small I was a stay at home Mom.
We sacrificed a lot for me to be home with my babies.
I would not take anything for that time I had with my children.
That is when I first learned to make my own detergent along with many other homemade luxuries. Back then it was a necessity. Now it is a choice.
Today I am thankful for..........choices.