1 – 4 oz bar of soap, Zote, Fels Naptha, or homemade soap. Don’t use a soap with moisturizer.
[I used a bar of vegan soap that I bought from a speciality store]
1 cup Borax
1 cup Washing Soda
[I actually found the soda and borax right to each other at my local grocery store]
I used an old mandolin slicer to shred up the soap. You can cut, chop, slice, whatever.
I put in that container with 2 cups hot water, stirred it up, covered it and let it sit for 2 days. [soap needs to be totally melted, no lumps]
Then I mixed it up with a mixer. You can use a blender, food processor, but this was easiest and least messy.
In Another container I mixed 1 cup Borax and 1 cup washing soda and 2 cups boiling water.
Mix it up, then pour into soap mixture and blend/mix/process.
Should be syrupy consistency. Will harden up a bit when it sits.
Then I put in airtight container and set it and a tablespoon in the laundry room.
Instructed hubby on how to use. For HE front load washers, and ALL washers, put a tablespoon full directly in with clothes.
Wash! for whites, I add a bit of oxy clean mixed with water in the soap dispenser. But most times I don’t.
Felted Dryer Balls
Pretty much all I did was find some 100% wool sweaters and wool yarn at the thrift store and cut up the sweaters into thick strips.
Rolled them up and took the yarn and wrapped the strip up until all covered and round shaped.
Put them into a nylon, tied them off and washed and dried them with a load of towels twice.
Took the nylon off and dried them a few more times. and VIOLA!
these ones that look funky are the ones I just took a sweater sleeve and rolled it up… they came apart and now are a toy for my dog.
Here is another tutorial that is much better than mine!