THE Quickest and Easiest LAUNDRY DETERGENT Recipe

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So, let's keep things simple.
Fels Naptha soap is a pain. Almost all recipes include it. Guess what? I left it out and haven't missed it. I see absolutely no difference.
#2 I can't stand the soap to get clumpy. It stops up my front loader and makes a mess.
#3 The K.I.S.S. method tends to trump all (and no that wasn't a political pun.)
"Are you serious? ANOTHER laundry detergent recipe?"
I know, right?
So, here goes the story...
I'm lazy. The end.
Okay, so maybe not LAZY, but I'm just so tired. Why didn't anyone warn us as kids that adulting would be so tiring. We have to know so many things. And then we have kids and constantly question whether we're doing it properly. And now in 2016 everywhere you look there's TOXIC this and TOXIC that. It's scary! So, I did the whole thing and played along and got bored. Real quick.
Back to the good ol' store purchased toxic-ide to wash my children's clothes in toxic death. Well, maybe that's a tad bit dramatic.
I don't know how much of any of the whole toxic nation stuff you can believe out there, but there's one thing I know: homemade is cheap. Among many, many other reasons I decided I'm going to go back and start making our own detergent again. Except, this time I'm not digging out a recipe. I'll do the good ol' a-little-of-this-and-a-little-of-that method. Why not?
Basically, you can just simply wash you clothes in a touch of Bonner's soap, so I can't really screw this up. Right?
So, let's keep things simple.
Fels Naptha soap is a pain. Almost all recipes include it. Guess what? I left it out and haven't missed it. I see absolutely no difference.
#2 I can't stand the soap to get clumpy. It stops up my front loader and makes a mess.
#3 The K.I.S.S. method tends to trump all (and no that wasn't a political pun.)
1 CUP BORAX
1 CUP Super washing soda
1 CUP Liquid Castile Soap
Method:
Fill a large bucket with 8 quarts of water; set aside.
Use some of the water from the 8 quarts to fill a large pot; heat over medium heat.
Add Borax, Washing Soda, and Castile Soap; stir until melted (approx. 5 minutes or less.)
Pour melted mixture into your bucket of water; stir.
LARGE front loader LOADS: 1/2 CUP LAUNDRY SOAP
Could that be more simple? 1 cup of each, heat, stir into water. Stop over and visit my video on Youtube to see the simplicity of it all!

Suggested materials:

  • Borax   (walmart)
  • Super washing soda   (walmart)
  • Liquid castile soap   (Kroger)
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