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Monday, March 07, 2011

Homemade Liquid/Gel Laundry Detergent

Don't works!!

1 Five Gallon Bucket
1/2 cup Measuring Cup
Ivory Soap (or Fels Naptha-I'm not fond of the smell...but to each his own)
Washing Soda (NOT Baking Soda)

Grate 1 bar of Ivory soap in a pot with 6 cups of water.  Heat to melt, stirring frequently.

Remove from heat and add 1/2 Cup of Washing Soda and 1/2 Cup of Borax. Stir until dissolved.

Pour 4 Cups of HOT water into your bucket, add the soap mixture and stir well.  The add an additional 1 Gallon and 6 Cups of water.  Stir to combine.

Let mixture sit overnight.  Depending on humidity and a few other factors yet to be determined the mixture will gel.  If yours has some liquid in it, that's works no matter the state.

Use 1/2 Cup of detergent per load more for heavily soiled..  It is a low suds formula and is safe for the new front load machines

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