Step 1: Soft Soap Surface Spiffer Main Ingredient
Any bath bar or bar-type laundry soap will work fine. Use a standard 4-ounce bar (a little larger or smaller is fine), or half of a larger bar, such as Lirio or Zote, which can both be purchased in stores that sell Mexican products, or online at stores such as Walgreen's.
Step 2: Borax
Step 3: Washing Soda
Step 4: Grater
Step 5: Empty Containers
Step 6: Step 1 - Grate the Soap
Step 7: Step 2 - Get the Other 3 Ingredients Ready
2.) In two small cups or bowls (one for each powder), measure two rounded tablespoons of Borax, and two rounded tablespoons of washing soda, respectively.
3.) Pour the water into a two or four-quart saucepan, and heat the water on high until it begins to steam.
4.) Add the grated soap to the water, and turn the heat down to low or medium-low (you don't need it to boil), and stir with a large spoon until the soap is completely dissolved.
5.) Add the washing soda and stir until dissolved. The solution will thicken slightly, which will help keep the Borax from forming lumps.
6.) Add the Borax and stir until dissolved. Remove mixture from heat and allow to cool for 20 minutes.
Step 8: Step 3 - Pour Into Containers
(The rose-colored glycerine soap is next in line!)
Step 9: The Finished Spiffer
Step 10: Two Different Batches, Cooled & Ready to Go
Step 11: Bonus Laundry Soap!
You will need:
1.) A 5-gallon bucket
2.) A LARGE saucepan (standard pasta-pot size)
3.) 3 one-gallon pails (optional)
4.) 1 bar of bath soap or 1/2 bar of laundry soap (same as the original recipe)
5.) 1-1/2 cups of Borax
6.) 1-1/2 cups of washing soda
7.) 3 gallons of water
Pour approximately half the water into the 5-gallon bucket, and half into the large pot. Heat water (in the pot) until steaming, and turn the heat to low or medium-low. Add soap and stir till dissolved. Add washing soda and stir again until it dissolves. Add Borax and .....stir till it dissolves! Pour contents of pot into the bucket and blend soap solution with water (separate into one-gallon pails if desired). Voilà! World's finest laundry soap. Use between 1/2 and 1 cup per load of laundry, depending on load size, level of YUCK, and personal preference.