Friday, February 19, 2010

Slash Your Laundry Bills!!!

Slash your laundry supply bills and extend the life of your clothes by making your own laundry soap. Lehman's makes a starter set that includes everything you need to make several batches – enough to wash more than 800 loads at less than 6¢ per load. Just a few old-time ingredients will get your laundry cleaner, for less money. Homemade soap is gentle enough for those with sensitive skin, easy on fabrics and the environment, too.
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If you would like to just make a small batch by gathering your own ingredients you can do so by following this recipe below. All 3 ingredients cost less than $5.00 and can be found at most grocery stores! It creates a watery gel that produces low suds inside the washer.
1 Fels Naptha soap bar- grated
1 cup washing soda (NOT BAKING SODA) There's a difference!
1/2 cup Borax
Grate the soap bar into a small saucepan. Cover with hot water. Cook over medium-low heat, stirring continually, until the soap completely dissolves. Put the washing soda and borax in a 5 gallon bucket. Pour in the hot, melted soap mixture. Stir well until all the powder is dissolved. Fill the bucket to the top with more hot tap water. Stir, cover securely and let set overnight. The next morning, stir the mixture. Mix equal amounts of soap concentrate and water in a small laundry-detergent dispenser or container. Shake before using. Use 1 cup of the mixture for top load washers. 1/2 cup of the mixture for front load.

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