Here is everything that you'll need to make your own homemade laundry soap!
You Will Need:
- Grater (Cheese Grater)
- A Blender
- Large Bowl
- Medium Bowl
- Large Spoon
- 1 Cup Measure
- Wax Paper
- Plastic or Glass See-Thru Container with lid
- Measuring Scoop or Spoon
- 3-Cups 20 Mule Team Borax
- 3-Cups Arm & Hammer Super Washing Soda
- 1/2-1-Cup Oxygen Cleaner (I used 'Sun' Brand, this is an optional stain remover)
- 3-Bars Soap (I prefer Fels-Naptha or Kirk's Castile brands. Note: if you use the Fels-Naptha brand your laundry soap will have a yellow color to it. If you use only the Kirk's Castile it will be solid white. I actually mixed them, using 2 bars of Fels-Naptha and 1 bar of Kirk's Castile bar soap)
***Optional Fragrance - 7-10 Drops of Lavendar 100% Essential Oil (Lemon and Lavendar is a great mix also!) Just add the drops to your final mix in the Blender:)
1. Gather all ingredients and equiptment
(You can put your bar soap in the freezer about 15-20 minutes ahead to have a firmer bar to grate.)
2. Shred Bars of Soap on wax paper and shake into Medium bowl. Set aside.
|Mix Shreds with Powdered|
3. In the Large bowl, measure all powdered ingredients, stir shredded bar soaps in. Mix well.
4. Pour Soap Mixture into blender about a cup at a time (Dumping finished mixture into your See-Thru Container as you finish each cup). This helps prevent Blender overload.
If you use an Oster Blender like mine, choose the settings; "High" and "Grate" on your blender. Just a few seconds at a time, until you get the shreds into a finer powder.
5. Your finished Laundry Soap should look about like the picture to the left.
|Lavendar 100% Essential Oil|
Optional - If you would like a special scent like the Lavendar I added to mine, use only 100% Essential Oils. You can add the drops to the final mixture in your blender a drop at a time or add them all to the final mixture in your Laundry Container. Mix well.
*You will be able to make at least one more batch of this recipe with the powdered soaps you will have leftover. Just buy 3 more bars of soap to make the next batch!
I purchased most of my ingredients from Amazon.com, but you can find these at your local grocer or Wal-Mart.
My next post will be all about making labels for our Laundry Soap! Until then, have fun and please let me know how your soap turns out! ~~Lucie