It's Monday and Monday's are wash days. Clothes that is :) Got up early this morning and made my homemade laundry soap, fabric softener, and dish soap. It's so much cheaper to make your own things, rather than buying them at a store. I will share with you my recipes and maybe it will help out some of you if you don't already make your own.
Homemade Laundry Soap--
1/3 bar of FelsNaptha (grated)
1/4 cup washing soda
1/4 cup borax
1 gallon jug
(This makes one gallon of laundry soap)
Put grated soap and three (3) cups of water in saucepan and heat it until the soap dissolves. Remove from heat. Pur two (2) cups of hot water into your gallon jug. Add soap mixture, washing soda and borax and shake up/mix. Add 1/2 gallon of waer to this and mix up again. Let sit for 24 hours. Use 1/2 cup per load of laundry.
Homemade Fabric Softener--
2 cup baking soda
4 cups of hot water
2 cup vinegar
(This makes about 1/2 gallon of fabric softener)
In a bowl, put baking soad and hot water and mix well. Add in vinegar. Stir until blended well. (When you add in the vinegar, this will make bubbles and foam, so pour slowly.)
Add 1/4 cup to your rinse cycle.
Homemade Dish Soap--
1/4 cup soap shavings (you can use any kind of bar soap..ivory, FelsNaptha, etc..)
2 cups hot water
1 teaspoon lemon juice
(This makes one 12.6 fl oz bottle)
Put soap shavings into saucepan along with the water. Stir mixture and keep heating until soap melts. Don't bring to a boil. Allow soap micture to cool for a bit, then stir in the lemon juice. Let cool completely and pour into your dish soap bottle.
Hope you enjoy as we do. It is healthier and better for your family and it is cheaper by far than spending all that money at the grocery store!