|Ingredients for one batch of homemade laundry soap|
To make this soap you need six ingredients: 20 mule team Borax--76-ounce box, 3 bars Fels Naptha soap, Washing Soda--55-ounce box, Baking Soda--2 cups, 2 containers Dollar Tree "Oxyclean"-40-ounces in each box, and Purex Fabric Sofener Crystals--28-ounce container.
|Fels Naptha soap, grated in Cuisinart|
Use 2 Tablespoons of soap mixture per load of clothes. I found that the little scoop in the Family Dollar (the Dollar Tree was out of Oxyclean when I stopped there...) Oxyclean was just 2 Tablespoons so I can use that as a measure for each load of laundry.
|Combined ingredients in triple garbage bags in 5-gallon bucket|
Because I was making this soap as a demo for a "Family Preparedness Night" at our women's organization at Church, I printed up labels with the ingredients and "Use 2 Tablespoons per load" on them, which I affixed to some zipper-top snack bags which I then filled with one-quarter cup of soap so the ladies can run two loads of laundry to see if they want to make this themselves. It is supposedly less than $30 to make this batch. I made up 30 snack bags which equals 60 loads of laundry and have A LOT left in my bucket. It may just be a year's worth of laundry soap!