Home Made Fabric Softener
6 Cups HOT water
3 Cups White Vinegar
2 cups or 18 oz of conditioner
Combine all ingredients. Let cool and add to a large bottle. I used an empty vinegar bottle
Laundry soap for one third of a year
1 bar Fels Naptha soap, cut in chucks and chopped in a food processor until fine*
26 ounces of Borax
16 ounces of Washing Soda
2/3 cup of Baking soda
2/3 of a large tub of Oxyclean ( I used Sun brand)
10 ounces of Purex fabric softener crystals
*When chopping the soap add washing soda. This keeps the soap from sticking to the blade. you can also grate by hand the soap. Basically combine all ingedients and mix. The author of this recipe said to put into a garbage bag to mix. I put into a stock pan and mixed. Use 2 tablespoons of mix for a large load. This is safe for an HE washing machine. http://www.onegoodthingbyjillee.com/2012/08/make-a-years-worth-of-laundry-soap.html#more-1306.
No Grate Laundry Soap
3 Tablespoons Borax
3 Tablespoons Washing Soda
2 Tablespoons Dawn Dish soap
Put these ingredients in a one gallon jug. Pour 4 cups boiling water into the jug. Swirl until ingredients are dissolved in the liquid. Let liquid cool. Then fill almost to the top with cold water. The bubbles will overflow out of the bottle.
Sue’s Laundry Soap
1 quart boiling water
2 bars of grated bar soap. I use Ivory and Lava.
2 cups Borax
2 cups Washing Soda
2 cups Biz
1 cup of OxyClean.
Slowly add grated soap to boiling water. I use a 12 quart stock pot to cook in.
Stir until the soap is melted. You can leave the pot on the stove on low if necessary. Just keep stirring!
Pour the soap water into a 3 gallon clean pail. I actually recycled a very large Kitty Litter container. Add the last 4 ingredients and stir until dissolved.
Add 1 gallon of water to this and mix well. Cover the pail. I use about 1/4 cup per large load. You will need to stir before use and it will expand. I add more water to mine once a month. About a quart of warm water works well.