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Thursday, August 25, 2011

Laundry Soap Update

Long long ago (ya know, 8 months ago) I made laundry soap and said I'd let you know how it goes. So now I'm letting you know.
This week I ran out of the laundry soap I made in December. That's right. I do laundry ALL. THE. TIME. No really. At least it seems like it. And yet, the soap lasted 8 months! I started out diluting it 50/50 with water like the recipe recommends but found that Roy was putting 2 scoops in whenever he did laundry. He felt like it wasn't strong enough. Why then would I bother diluting it?! So about halfway through the 5 gallon bucket of soap I stopped mixing it with water and just used it straight. I feel like the clothes come out just as clean as when I was using other detergents. When I remember, I just use the soap straight from the bucket as a pretreater for stains.
In short, I plan to continue making my own soap. It costs less than $2 to make a 5 gallon bucket. It is super easy to make, hypoallergenic, extremely low suds (like non-existant), clean scent. The only draw back is that it does separate a bit while it sits. I usually just give the bucket a shake to mix the gel with the liquid - problem solved!


Candi said...

So what's the recipe???

Melanie said... now you gotta share the recipe.

Valerie said...


Melanie said...

I just looked in your didn't give the recipe there either. Come on lady. Are you holding out on me!