How to make liquid laundry soap
It is very important to be aware of what you use in your household and as far as cleaning supplies go it’s always best to make your own (and it’s cheaper).
I did not make this recipe, I found it online a year or so ago and do not remember the source- I just wanted to share it.
What you’ll need:
-A bucket large enough to hold 3 gallons of water
- 1 bar of soap (I use doctor bronner’s lavender soap)
- 1/4 cup washing soda
- 1/2 borax
- essential oil of your choice (I use lavender)
- long spoon to stir with
- containers to store your final product in
1. Fill a pot with three cups of water and bring to a boil. While you are waiting for that to boil shred the bar of soap. You can use a cheese grater or a food processor (this is a lot faster). Once the water is boiling put it on low, add the soap, and let it sit until the soap is melted.
2. Start filling your bucket with 3 gallons of hot water. Once the soap is melted in the pot pour that into the bucket and add your washing soda and borax. Stir with a long spoon and add about 20 drops of essential oil (you can add more or less based on what you like)
3. Cover the bucket and put it in a safe spot to sit for 24 hours undisturbed.
4. At this point your soap should have a sort of jelled consistency, make sure you stir it very well. Once it is mixed up pour into desired containers, I use old laundry soap containers but anything works from old bottles to mason jars- just know that you will have a lot of soap to store.
5. It’s ready for use! Use about 1/2 cup per load and shake well before using.
All ingredients are available at mountainroseherbs.com
For washing soda you can just buy baking soda and this site tells you how to easily turn it into washing soda!
Always remember that as a consumer it is your responsibility to know where your products come from and to be aware of whether or not they are safe for you, animals, and the planet.