Fels Naphtha Laundry Soap
recipe at a glance
5 stars - 3 reviews
ready in: over 5 hrs
serves/makes: 1 gallonrecipe id: 27506
1/3 bar Fels Naphtha soap -- grated
1/2 cup washing soda
1/2 cup borax
Place the grated soap in a a pan with 3 pints of water, and heat until dissolved Stir in washing soda and Borax. Mix until melted.
Remove from heat. In a two gallon bucket, put 1 quart of hot water, then add the soap. Mix. Fill bucket with cold water. Mix until well blended. Set aside for 24 hours. It will gel. Use 1/2 cup for each load of wash.
ratings & reviews
|Jul 16, 2009 The Mom
This recipe sounds interesting. However, we recently purchased a high efficiency washer. Is there an adjustment for these new machines?
Sep 26, 2006 Beckie
I just made this and have washed two loads. I thought they wouldn't smell "washed" but they do. It cost less than $1.00 to make enough detergent to last months. Two thumbs up!
Jun 9, 2006 moonie
it's great for clothes, I have been using this recipe for 2 years, and I love it, give it a try!! You can also use 1/2 cup vinegar for the rinse cycle to soften clothes!