Tuesday, March 25, 2008

Laundry soap,and an icky day

Hey everyone.Well here is my recipe for homemade laundry soap:
1 cup of baking soda
1-1/2 cups borax
16 cups of boiling water
a bar of any kind of soap,grated

Okay,first you get the water boiling on the stove in a big pot.Next you grate the soap(alot of people use the fells napathia,but I use anything I can grab quick.It all works well.)When the water is boiling,add your grated soap and whisk continuously until it dissolves.Next get a large bucket(I use a 5 gallon)Pour the soap mixture in and add your borax and baking soda.Whisk and your done!It will gel over the next 24 hours.Whisk throughout the day.You don`t need to wait for it to gel to use it.I use a 1/2 cup per load.It saves big bucks and is very easy to do!I encourage all of you to give it a try:)I got the ideas form christian homekeeper and keeping the home. It`s kind of a combination of the two recipes.
My icky day part of this post is just that I`m having very bad cramps.They are actually running down my legs.Not fun.Work must be done though!I do need to run,but have a blessed day.Please comment if you stop by:)

5 comments:

Katy said...

**Hugs** Sorry you are having cramps Toni!!! I hope you feel better!

We make our own laundry soap as well! It saves a lot of money and works just as great as the store bought kind!!! :)

Toni said...

Thanks for the hugs katy!Making your own laundry soap is so worth it!I don`t know why more people don`t do it!have a great night!

Lea of Farmhouse*Blessings said...

So glad you stopped by to visit me, Toni! I can already see that I'm really going to like it here.

I simply must try this recipe ... especially if it saves money. We are looking for ways to make ends meet and I'm so excited about this!

Thank you! Hope you feel better really soon.

Blessings,
Lea

Lea of Farmhouse*Blessings said...

Toni, I made my own soap! and now two of my friends are making their own too! I hope to post my experience on my blog tomorrow and I'll be sure to link you!

Thanks so much for sharing this wonderful recipe.

Blessings,
Lea

Toni said...

Lea,
Thanks for stopping by.I am so thrilled that you made the soap!I hope it is as much of a blessing to you and your family as it has been to ours!