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Homemade Laundry Detergent

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Post  Admin Mon Apr 06, 2009 1:53 pm

Here's a recipe I found on another Horse Forum.

4 Cups hot tap water
1 Bar of soap (my cousin uses Ivory)
1 Cup Washing Soda-(this is not the same thing as baking 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.

-Add Borax and Washing soda to soap and mix well with a wire whisk or electric hand mixer until powder is dissolved.

-Fill a 5 gallon bucket half full of hot tap water. Add melted soap mixture. 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. (will gel)

-Optional: You can add 10-15 drops of essential oil per 2 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 (Approx. 180 loads)

-Front Load Machines- ¼ Cup per load (Approx. 640 loads)

I have a HE Front loader washer/dryer and this is supposed to work in them too.


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