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Fels Naphtha Laundry Soap

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Rating: 5/5
1 review

ready in: over 5 hrs
serves/makes:   1 gallon

recipe id: 27506
cook method: stovetop

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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.

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The Mom

This recipe sounds interesting. However, we recently purchased a high efficiency washer. Is there an adjustment for these new machines?

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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!

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REVIEW: 5 star recipe rating
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!

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