Sunday, January 12, 2014

Where is my Laundry Soap Recipe????

Why is it that no matter what I am making, at the last minute I seem to have a problem finding my recipe!? Today the topic is Laundy Soap! I Need to Make Laundry Soap... and where is my recipe? Well I thought it'd be on my blog... but noooooooo....I see one version on Jillee's website but mine is slightly different - I adjusted it to not make quite a Year's Worth!... I originally wrote it on the back of an envelope... now where is that envelope?? Gone! But I managed to keep notes on the BOXES of the ingredients, so I have it figured out now... Here Goes:

Laundry Soap
1 bar Fels Naptha - grind up in food processor
1/3 box Borax (25 oz)
2 cups Super Washing Soda (18 oz)
10-1/2 oz baking Soda (approx)
3/4 - 1 cup? Oxyclean

The recipe on Jillee's site also included some fabric Softener crystals, which I finally found at Dollar General, but to my dismay they were NOT unscented... so I can't use them. I will continue looking for some unscented ones, but meanwhile I'm told I can add 1/2 cup of vinegar to the wash in the fabric softener compartment to soften the towels.. Ok.. trying it today.

Meanwhile, I cut up my bar of Fels Naptha, fed it to the food processor along with some Oxyclean and began adding the list of above ingredient to my laundry soap jar. But just as I added some of the lovely white powder from the box, what tumbled out ...but these little red baking chips! WAIT A MINUTE!! I don't keep baking chips in my soap powder boxes??!! Ahhh, but the sneaky little mice who carried them off thought it would be a good place to store them!! RIGHT! Now I get to dig each and every one out of my jar!!!

That was a chore... but I got it done, and now we are set for 6 months of laundering...Yay!

AHA!!  A friend of mine (whom I had emailed the link to last year) sent me the link I had sent her!  Here it is. This is a smaller 'trial' size batch so you can see if it works for you, but it works for my jar!