Friday, December 26, 2008

Making soap

Tonight I started a batch of laundry soap. I should have opted to just make half the recipe, as I am short about 2 containers. (milk jugs will have to do) This will make about 10 gallons of soap. Enough to last me a year.
I have a front loading washing machine. I will use about 2-3 tablespoons per load.
We are on a septic tank. All ingredients are natural and do not harm the septic system. They are also easy on the skin. You can add scents if you want, but I don't.
I mix it up in my mop bucket. It will sit over night and in the morning it will be gel like. I will then fill containers half way with the laundry gel, and top off with hot water to fill. Cap well.
Before you do a load with this soap you do have to shake the container--it will sometimes settle.
If a years supply of soap scares you, you can make just have or a fourth. Also remember, you can always add more water if you didn't cap it good and it tries to dry out.


~*~The Family~*~ said...

I am hearing about this everywhere it seems. Going to have to try it as you have made it look so easy to make.

April said...

It is very easy, and very affordable. Just be sure you heavy plenty of containers on hand before you start. This recipe makes 10 gallons. Milk jugs work well.