I use this laundry Soap a lot as well as X-tra Laundry Soap, these are the only 2 laundry Soaps that I have found that my youngest Son will not break out from. He was doing pretty good with the Purex but then started to break out from it after I kept using it. He takes after his father with his allergies to laundry soap. I love making my own as I make a 5 gallon Pail that lasts for about 3 months of laundry that was with washing 8 people’s clothing daily at the time. Now it lasts me even longer with it being less people. I like to call my homemade laundry soap my slime! It has that look to it of the slime almost and I have to say that I love that it can keep up with my 5 year old and his stains! I find that if I make it before the kids get up or when they go to bed it’s a lot easier! I don’t have Mom, Mom, MoM, coming at me while I’m trying to measure things out. lol
I know that a lot of people grate the Fels Naptha bars of soap, However, I do not do this, I leave the bar whole. I put it in the water and let it dissolve on the stove. It comes out the same as if you Grate it. I have tried it both ways and just do it the less work way. lol
Here is what You will need:
* 1 box of Arm & Hammer washing soda
* 1 Bar Fels Naptha (Find it in the laundry aisle) Or Any Bar Soap that you normally use for showers works as well.
* 1 Box of Borax
– A five gallon bucket with a lid
– Three gallons of tap water
– A big spoon to stir the mixture with
– A measuring cup
Step 1~ Put 4 Cups of Water into a Pan, with your bar of soap, turn the heat to high and stir as it melts. You will see it turning the water to whatever color your bar of soap is. Let the whole bar of soap melt down and then your going to turn off the heat. You will have a pan full of soapy water.
Step 2~ I put in 3 gallons of Hot Water into my 5 Gallon Bucket. Then I pour in my Hot Soap Water from my pan. I then measure out 1 Cup of Washing Soda and mix it in the bucket with the soapy water till it dissolves. I then add 1/2 Cup of Borax and mix it up again till it dissolves. When this is done and it has all dissolved I put the lid on the soap and let it sit for 24 hours to set. Then I use 1 cup of the laundry soap per load to wash the clothes. I do take a little bit of it on my son’s really stained clothes and rub it in before the stain sets so that it will get out the stains.