Monday, April 11, 2011

Frugal Recipe & Tip

Hey girls!  Sorry, it's was a long weekend!  :)

This is a recipe for homemade laundry soap!  Laundry soap is soooo expensive these days and making your own is a good way to save money!
We use the Duggar's Laundry Soap Recipe.  It is a liquid soap instead of a powder.  We find it cleans very well and lasts us at least a month for 5 people!  (And we do a lot of laundry.)  This recipe calls for making it in a 5 gal. bucket, but we've found it easier to make it in 5 1 gal. ice cream containers!
We haven't calculated up what the exact cost is but we figure it is cheaper than the premade ones at the store (and we have recently been told of something that is even cheaper below!)  :D

Duggar Laundry Soap Recipe

1 bar of Fels Naptha, grated
1 c. washing soda
1/2 c. Borax

Grate your bar of soap, we just use our cheese shredder, into a pot and just cover with hot water.  Cook over medium/low heat til soap completely dissolves.  Turn off heat.  Add rest of ingredients and mix well.  Stir til all powder is dissolved.  Pour into 5 gal. bucket and fill to top with hot water.
If you are using 1 gal. buckets, evenly disperse the mixture between the 5 buckets, then fill the rest of the way with hot water.
Stir. Cover.
Stir before using.  Toploading: 1 c. per load.
* We saved a used laundry soap container and pour the soap into it for use on laundry.

Ok, here's the REALLY cheap laundry soap tip!!!

We were recently told you can use 2 T. of Ajax Dish liquid!!!  We have been using it and it works GREAT!


Ashlyn Y said...

The recipe is what we use for out family=D

Mae W. said...

We use a recipe similar to this using Zote soap. It is a softer, pink bar that is good for delicate skin. I sometimes add a few drops of essential oil to each jug when topping them off with hot water. We just love this soap!