Washing Clothes Soap recipe
Each batch yields approximately 32 ounces (between 32-64 loads based on how many Tbsp used per load).
· 1 bar (or 4.5 ounces) of shaved bar soap (a homemade laundry bar, Dr. Bronner’s, Ivory, ZOTE, or Fels-Naptha) I grate mine in the cuisinart
· 1 cup of borax (found at WalMart)
· 1 cup of washing soda (also found at WalMart)
*For extra pop when needed add some Oxy to the laundry or mix it in (about a cup for the whole recipe) with the rest of the above mix.
Make sure the soap is fine by...after grating it take out the grater and put in the regular blade and pulse until fine. add each of the others until mixed. I do it in small batches then mix in a larger bowl with a whisk. Then thoroughly stir together for 5 minutes and enjoy the results!
Use only one TABLESPOON PER LOAD unless you have extra dirty clothes. I didn't believe it at first but it's true. This does not suds up like store bought laundry detergent. I store min in a plastic Whey/Protein container with a tight fitting lid. I use a plastic tablespoon measuring tool inside so I don't have to hunt for one. This is also grand for your emergency kit as it stores nicely with a tight lid. It's great to make a batch for the homeless with instructions on the outside of the plastic jar. You get about 32 loads or more. It's pennies on the dollar.