Today was a “snow day”, it’s really cold outside and snowed most of the day. I got a few things checked off my to do list. I baked cookies, made a nice lunch, cleaned up the kitchen, and made laundry detergent. The last time I made it was in the fall of 2011. I used the basic recipe I found here but of course tweaked it a bit.
Last time I used Fels Naptha soap, Borax and Washing Soda. This time I used Zote, the Borax and Washing Soda, I added Oxy Clean and Baking Soda. I used the same recipe except I did not add the Purex crystals.
Instead of grating the soap, I cut it in smaller pieces with a knife and added 3-4 pieces of the soap to the washing soda in the blender, made it smooth as silk! And I didn’t have to grate it!
Pulse the blender until it looks like this picture.
Then run it a bit longer and presto! I kept adding the ingredients in the biggest mixing bowl I have stirring.
See how smooth it is? The Zote smells much better than Fels Naptha, at least that is my opinion.
I used a jar funnel to pour the soap into the big jars. I found one at Wal-Mart and I think it was $5.99. The second one I found at Goodwill for $2. So this made a jar and a half, at 1 tablespoon (2 for heavily soiled loads) a load it will last me forever! Which is nice to not have to buy expensive detergent. This quantity of detergent cost me about $12, not counting the jars.
The little blue scoop from the Oxy Clean makes a perfect scoop!
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