You will love this soap. It gets your laundry clean, and is a wonderful PRE-TREATMENT to get out the dirt and food spots that can turn into stains if you don’t get them out, especially before using the dryer.
All of the Ingredients are found in the laundry product section of your favorite grocery store. Using ¼ cup to ½ cup for each load, you will have enough soap for 50 to 100 loads of laundry. The Initial Cost is approximately $7 and there will be lots of Borax and Washing Soda left for future batches. Here’s your shopping list:
1 large box of Borax, 1 large box of Washing Soda (this is not Baking Soda, it’s “Washing Soda”) and 1 bar of Fells Naptha Soap.
1 batch of Renee’s Homemade Laundry Soap makes 3 gallons:
Pour 1 gallon of water into a large stew pot and put it on the stove
Add 1 cup of borax
And 1 cup of Washing Soda
And Grate ½ of a5 ozbar of Fells Naptha soap into the water
Heat the pot of water on the stove over medium heat
Stir with a wooden spoon until all the ingredients are melted.
The mixture will thicken slightly, get foamy, and turn a golden milky color.
Turn off the heat and take the hot mixture over to your kitchen sink where you have placed a 5 gallon bucket or pot into the sink.
Put 2 gallonsof cold water into the 5 gallon pot.
Pour the hot concentrated1 gallon batch of Laundry Soap mixture into the 5 gallon pot.
Using your funnel, pour the Laundry Soap mixture into your1 gallon containers.
You will have3 gallons. One to keep, and two to share with friends, neighbors and family.
Your Homemade Laundry Soap will tend to separate, so shake it up a little before using it.
¼ cup is recommended for front loading washers, and ½ cup for top loading washers. You will have enough soap for 50 to 100 loads of laundry. Enjoy getting all your clothes very very clean. Watch our video of Renee’s Homemade Laundry Soap Recipe.