Homemade Laundry Soap… Just My Version. Bonus: Felt Dryer Balls

Standard

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]

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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.

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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.

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BONUS DIY

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.

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Rolled them up and took the yarn and wrapped the strip up until all covered and round shaped.

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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!

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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.

http://earthfriendlytots.com/felt-dryer-balls/

Here is another tutorial that is much better than mine!

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About Kristina

51 year old Christian lady, knitter, pet sitter/walker, bible collector, crafter, little business owner, thrill seeker (only when shopping at thrift stores for tremendous bargains) my animals servant, a child of God, saved, redeemed and trying to be joyful in a fallen world.

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