I am really big into using natural cleaners and as few weird chemicals as possible. I wholeheartedly believe that it is healthier for my family, and a lot of times, it’s easier on my budget as well. 🙂
Yesterday, I made laundry soap. It’s actually quiet easy. All you need is 4 ingredients. Fels Napa or Zote Soap, Washing Soda and Borax. I used Zote for a while, but I can no longer find it. So, I’ve been using Fels Napa. I think I might like the Fels Napa a little better.
Anyway, grate 1/2 bar of your chosen soap into a medium to large pot. Add water, and heat on the stove to melt the soap. The bubbles are from adding water. Do not let it boil. Then you have bubbles everywhere.
Here’s what it should look like after it’s all melted.
Then, dump your mixture in a 2 gallon bucket.
And fill your bucket up with water. It’s actually better to not get as many bubbles as I did when filling up your bucket. But, being pregnant, I was having trouble lifting it out of the sink. So I’ve been using the sink sprayer hose, and that makes quite a bit more bubbles.
I use 1/2 cup per load. 2 gallons will give you about 64 loads.
One thing to note. This does make a very low sudsing detergent. It will still get your clothes clean. The bubbles aren’t what get them clean. The soap being in the water does. When you are used to using normal detergent, it’s a little worrying to not see any bubbles when you do your first few loads.