Step 1: Bill of Materials
1- cup Borax
1- cup Arm & Hammer washing soda
2- 1 quart mason jars
Blender or Hand mixer
Step 2: Prep
take 1 cup Arm & Hammer washing soda and 1 cup Borax and mix well. set aside.
Shred or grate the ENTIRE bar of Fels-Naptha into another mixing bowl.
measure 4 cups of water and place in a pot bring to a boil.
Step 3: Melting the Fels-Naptha
Step 4: Adding Borax and Washing Soda
Stir until you can feel that it is completely dissolved into the solution.
Step 5: Pour Equally Into Jars
add water to bring the level to about the shoulder of the jar or 1 1/2 inches from the lip of the jar.
Step 6: The Wait...
the soap will begin to seperate. I forgot pictures from after the wait but the bottom will look like vegetable oil and the top almost like curdled milk.
You can wait longer but after 4 hours you get a grainier mixture.
Step 7: Blending
So I scooped it all from both jars into a big mixing bowl and used a hand blender to mix it all into a nice smooth cream... about the consistency of mayo.
Step 8: Jar and Use
when adding to wash simply add one tablespoon directly to laundry by placing under the water as it is filling the tub... and there you have it. Super cheap and simple. All of the ingredients cost under $10 at walmart and for 124 loads... next batch all I will need is a single bar of Fels-Naptha which was 97 cents. not bad if I do say so myself...
let me know what you think of this instructable ... I know I forgot to take pictures near the end and will try better next time or when I make the next batch I'll edit and add to this post