Well i never figured i'd be the type of girl to make my own homemade laundry soap but hey here i am. This recipe is super easy and saves you money- big money. I'm talking around the total cost is around $6 for 550 loads. When we make this recipe/batch it usually lasts us (myself and the drover) around 2 months. Here's what you need;

1 bar of soap (any kind will do but i use dove free- i'm allergic to any kind of scents- yeah that includes lotion, perfumes, body wash, candles etc) 
1 cup borax
1 cup washing soda 
a big pot (that holds more than 2 gallons)
a grater 
a funnel 
a long spoon
2 empty containers 
optional: a few drops essential oil for smell 

Step 1- Place 1 gallon water into your pot- 

Step 2- grate your bar of soap and add it to your pot- heat the water and soap until the soap fully dissolves. 

Step 3- add 1 cup washing soda and 1 cup borax to pot- stir until it comes to a boil

*watch your pot carefully- it boils over it your not careful* 

Step 4- once it boils add 1 galloon cold water- turn off heat and allow it to cool. As it cools it will start to coagulate (gets thicker) usually within 24 hours. Using a funnel pour soap into containers. 

I use about 1/2 cup per load. On a side note this soap doesn't make suds like regular laundry soap but cleans wonderfully. I haven't had any problems with unclean clothes or colors fading. Happy washing.  

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