Ok, so I know what you are all thinking - "This lady has really gone off her rocker now!"
I had my reservations when I first heard of it to. That being said, I did some research and found out that I would be saving a ton of money! It costs me .71 cents to make 2 gallons worth of soap and that calculates out to about .01 cents per load! Awesome right? Wait, there is more! It's soooo easy to make too! Ready to find out how to make your own? Here goes ~
You will need -
1/2 cup of Washing Soda (not to be confused with Baking Soda)
1/2 cup of Borax powder
1/3 of a bar of Fels-Naptha
All of the ingredients can be found right at Walmart, all together in the laundry isle in between the bleach and the fabric softener.
You will also need a 2 gallon bucket.
First grate your Fels Naptha soap and put it in a sauce pan. Add 6 cups of water and heat until the soap melts. Add the Washing Soda and Borax and stir until it is dissolved. Remove from heat. Poor 4 cups of hot water into your bucket. Now add your soap mixture and stir. Now add 1 gallon plus 6 cups of water and stir. Let the soap sit for 24 hours and it will gel. Use 1/2 cup per load.
***The finished soap will not be a solid gel.
***This soap is low sudsing so if you are someone who checks your laundry while its washing, don't freak if you don't see bubbles. Trust me, your laundry is still getting clean!
***This soap has a natural clean smell but for those of you that may prefer scent to your laundry you can add 1/2 to 1 oz of essential oil to scent.