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Wednesday, March 25, 2009

Duggars soap does work, $1.5 for 90 loads

I made this soap in twenty minutes. I made five gallons (90 loads and currently Tide is $18 for a 76 load bottle) worth and tried it on my floor rugs. I did not add anything but did substitute ZOTE soap which is a local laundry bar soap.

TOTAL chicken momma cost: 1.50 for 90 loads of liquid laundry detergent.


How do you make your homemade laundry soap? — Lynn Wilson, Whiting, N.J.
[Editor's note: Many readers were curious about the homemade soap they saw the Duggars make on Discovery Health's "17 Kids and Counting."]

Jim Bob and Michelle: We use Fels-Naptha bar soap in the homemade soap recipes, but you can use Ivory, Sunlight, Kirk's Hardwater Castile or Zote bars. Don't use heavily perfumed soaps. We buy Fels-Naptha by the case from our local grocer or online. Washing soda and Borax can normally be found in the laundry or cleaning aisle. Recipe cost: approximately $2.

Homemade liquid laundry soap
Ingredients:4 cups hot tap water 1 Fels-Naptha soap bar 1 cup washing soda ½ cup Borax
Grate bar of soap and add to saucepan with water. Stir continually over medium-low heat until soap dissolves and is melted.

Fill a five-gallon bucket half full of hot tap water. Add melted soap, washing soda and Borax. Stir well until all powder is dissolved. Fill bucket to top with more hot water. Stir, cover and let sit overnight to thicken.

Stir and fill a used, clean, laundry soap dispenser half full with soap and then fill rest of way with water. Shake before each use. (It will gel.)

Optional: You can add 10-15 drops of essential oil per two gallons. Add once soap has cooled. Ideas: lavender, rosemary, tea tree oil.

Yield: Liquid soap recipe makes 10 gallons. Top-load machine: 5/8 cup per load (approximately 180 loads). Front-load machine: ¼ cup per load (approx. 640 loads).

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http://www.homesteadblogger.com/homestea...1 Whole Bar of Fels-Naptha A Large Pot 1 or 2 Cups of Borax (it works as a deorderizer) 1 Cup of Arm & Hammer Washing (not baking) soda A Five-Gallon Bucket A Large Stick to Stir with. Broom handles, yard sticks, or a stick from a tree will work fine.

1 comment:

rockonaudi said...

What a fantastic recipe... thanks so much Mz. Saenz... U ROCK ON!!!!!!! ♥♥♥