Make It Yourself

This page is dedicated to those things in our lives that we never second guess. What do I mean? Well, I love to make kitchen scrubbies for example and these scrubbies are by far the best you will ever lay on those dirty dishes.  Something you would never think to make yourself . This is a page to encourage ourselves to become more self sufficient through small, but incredibly liberating, projects. Someone makes it, why not you or me!
Laundry Soap             
Recipe #1 Liquid Laundry Soap

1 quart Water (boiling)
2 cups Bar soap (grated)
2 cups Borax
2 cups Washing Soda
Add finely grated bar soap to the boiling water and stir until soap is melted. You can keep on low heat until soap is melted.
Pour the soap water into a large, clean pail and add the Borax and Washing Soda. Stir well until all is dissolved.
Add 2 gallons of water, stir until well mixed.
Cover pail and use 1/4 cup for each load of laundry. Stir the soap each time you use it (will gel).

 Tips~Use a large pot to melt grated soap, it will foam up. Do not put it in a pour spout container, it is too thick. Washing soda is not the same as baking soda, I found it at Fred Meyer. For full description go to Fresh and Clean June 2010.

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