I decided to make laundry detergent. It wasn’t a difficult decision to make… $15 per bottle or make your own for a fraction of the price? I took the challenge!
Above are the cast of characters involved in this process, a fraction of the price of commercial stuff!
For this recipe, only half a Fels-Naptha bar is required.
Grate half a bar of Fels-Naptha. Resist the urge to eat, as it looks exactly like cheddar cheese.
There she is! Now dump all of the soap into a large pot! Okay, now it’s time for some magic!
Add 6 cups of water and allow soap shavings to melt
After soap has COMPLETELY melted, add half a cup of washing soda
This is NOT how you open a box of washing sodaThis IS how you open a box of washing soda… don’t be like me.
By this point, you should have let the Fels-Naptha melt, taken the pot off heat and added the 1/2 cup of washing soda. It should now smell nice and cleeean.
Hey look! I opened the box right this time! Add a 1/2 cup of Borax to the mix
Now with the Fels-Naptha, washing soda and Borax it should be all nice smelling and clean. I, for an extra touch, decided to add a couple drops of essential oil to keep things fresh.
Emotional Remedy. For when you are feeling especially only-childish Now that the stove top portion is ready, pour into a 5 gallon bucket only after pouring 4 cups of hot water in ahead of time.
Into the bucket add 16 cups (1 gallon) of water plus 6 cups. Then let sit overnight
Place bucket in a safe place… free from curious creatures…
Like this guy…