Herbal Momma's School of Domestic Arts
Herbal Momma, aka, Kristine Farley loves everything herbal, but has an infinity for all domestic and home arts.
This blog is a journal of family and domestic art activities that will be published in her forthcoming book,
Herbal Momma's School of Domestic Arts.

October 22, 2008

6 Months or More of Laundry Soap

Homemade Laundry Soap ~ Easy to make from simple ingredients
purchased from the grocery store.

We make soap at our house so we used a bare-bones vegetable bar
that is not super fatted. Or you can use Fels Naptha from the grocery store.

















I've made the homemade liquid laundry soap and find that it is a mess to make and use.
This is easy and anyone can do it. It only took about 20 minutes.



Herbal Momma's Homemade Laundry Soap
3 bars of Fels Naptha soap or homemade equivalent
6 cups borax
1 tub - 30 oz. Sun brand Oxyclean
1 box - 55 oz. Washing Soda
6 cups Baking Soda
1 ounce essential oils
Grate soap by hand or in food processor.
Put on a dust mask and mix all ingredients in a large bowl.
Store in plastic containers.
I use a 3 ounce scoop for our front load washer.


This makes enough for a family of 5 to last about 6 months. Or you could share it with friends.

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