I like finding crazy cheap ways to do things I don’t care about–like laundry. It has to be done, but I just don’t feel that excited about it. So when I came across this laundry soap recipe I had to give it a try–especially since I’d never noticed the ingredients in the laundry aisle of the store but they’ve always just been sitting there.
1 five gallon bucket
a long handled spoon
an empty (used) laundry detergent container (or juice or vinegar container, clean)
hot tap water
1 Fels-Naptha Laundry Soap Bar
1 cup washing soda
1/2 cup borax
You just grate the Fels-Naptha bar of soap and melt it with 4 cups of water on the stove. Fill the bucket halfway up and add the borax, washing soda and melted soap. Mix it until it’s all blended then fill the bucket to the top with more hot water. Cover it overnight and the next day you’ll get a congealed jelly-like concentrate. Fill up an old liquid laundry container halfway and then add water. That’s it.
Warning: the Fels-Naptha soap has a very strong fragrance in bar form.