1 Bar Pink Zote Soap (or FelsNaptha)
1 cup Borax
1 cup Washing Soda
1/2 cup Baking Soda
- Grate bar of soap--from what I've read you can use about any soap for this part, but I wanted to try out the Zote Soap--it's PINK!
- Melt soap in a large sauce pan with at least 4 cups of boiling water. If the water is boiling and then pour in, you'll get fewer suds then if you try to bring it to a boil before adding it. I did this by boiling it in my tea pot and adding it as I stirred the soap. (I know I should have pics of these two steps, but I honestly wasn't expecting to blog about this today...)
- Add Dry ingredients--stir till dissolved.
- Pour into 5 Gal bucket and let set over night. If you have a lid, don't put it on tight--just set it on top.
- After it sets it will be super thick--thicker then I expected. I tried to break it up with a spoon a little, but found it worked much better to reach in there and squish it by hand--so I called in my team of highly skilled squishers!
|Before setting overnight.|
|After setting overnight it looks and feels like Jello!|
|"I'm squishing under the pink sea jellyfish into angel barf!"|
- It will be lumpy--my three boys each had two turns and took as much time was they wanted per turn and it still took a while. It was also super fun!
- After all the big lumps are broken up, just add pour it into and old laundry soap container--fill container half way, add 4 drops of essential oils if you like. I used 2 Rosemary and 2 Tea Tree oil (I'm still loving the DoTerra oils!). Finish filling the container with hot water, shake and use.
- Replace lid on the rest of the concentrate and store at room temp. Easy enough? and I don't have 20 bottles of this stuff all over my house!
The cost of the whole thing was under $6 and it will make 10 gallons of laundry soap! Not bad for a days work! Should last about 6 months.
|My boys were super proud of their soap--Izz wouldn't turn around so I put a smiley face on the back of his head.|
That's all! Thanks!