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Homemade Laundry Soap, Easy as 1-2-3.

4

cups

hot tap water

1

bar Ivory Soap, ($2.49 for four)

1

cup

Washing Soda, ($2.89 for 55 ounces)

1/2

cup

Borax, ($3.39 for 76 ounces)

1

Grate the ivory soap into a saucepan with the 4 cups water. Stir continuously over medium to low heat until the soap dissolves.

2

Fill a five-gallon bucket halfway with hot tap water. Add the melted soap, washing soda and Borax. Stir until powder is dissolved. Fill the bucket the rest of the way with more hot water.Stir it, cover it and let it thicken overnight. This will create the concentrated "sludge."

3

For ease of use, take an empty liquid detergent container and fill it halfway with "sludge." Fill the other half with water. Voila! You've got laundry detergent. Be sure to shake it before you pour.

4

Use 5/8 cup for standard top-load washing machines (makes about 180 loads) or 1/4 cup for front loaders (makes about 640 loads).

Servings: 1

Yield:

Nutrition Facts

Serving size: Entire recipe (33.4 ounces).

Percent daily values based on the Reference Daily Intake (RDI) for a 2000 calorie diet.

Nutrition information calculated from recipe ingredients. 3 of the recipe's ingredients were not linked. These ingredients are not included in the recipe nutrition data.

Amount Per Serving

Calories

9.48

Calories From Fat (29%)

2.72

% Daily Value

Total Fat 0.19g

<1%

Saturated Fat 0.02g

<1%

Cholesterol 0mg

0%

Sodium 18.96mg

<1%

Potassium 464.52mg

13%

Total Carbohydrates 0g

0%

Fiber 0g

0%

Sugar 0g

 

Protein 1.14g

2%