Introduction: Homemade Laundry Butter
Make your own Homemade Laundry Butter and household cleaner. it is phosphate free, gentle on skin, eco friendly and budget friendly.
It only takes 1 tbsp per load of laundry! Enjoy!
Step 1: Measure 6oz of Grated 100% Coconut Soap. (superfat 0)
Cut chunks of soap and place in salad shooter to make coconut soap shreds. Weigh on digital scale to 6oz.
Step 2: Measure Borax and Washing Soda
Measure 8 oz of each Washing Soda and Borax. Put them in their own bowls.
Step 3: Boil Water
In a stainless steel pot with a lid, bring 6 cups of distilled water just to a boil, then take off the heat
Step 4: Add Soap
Pour grated soap into hot water and stir to dissolve completely
Step 5: Add Borax
*Slowly* sprinkle in 1 cup of borax, and stir until dissolved. *Do* *not* add to boiling water or with the soap when the water is super hot, or it will crystalize and you'll never get the crystals out.
Step 6: Add Washing Soda
Stir in 1 cup of washing soda (made by baking 1 cup of baking soda @ 400F for 30 min.) and stir to dissolve.
Step 7: Wait 3 to 6 Hours
Cover pot with the lid and let the mixture gel at room temperature for 3 to 6 hours until completely cool and set. Don't try to speed up process, or you'll end up with more crystals.
Step 8: Mix With Stick Blender
When mixture is completely cool and gelled, use the stick blender to emulsify, making sure to get the bottom of the pot where some of your borax may have settled. Blend until the soap is the consistency of thick, creamy mayonnaise all the way through and all clumps are gone.
At this time you can add any EOs that you'd like. Some essential oils survive the washer better than other. Some scents stay better if you use a clothes line rather than a heat dryer.
Step 9: Load Into Quart Size Jars.
Bottle into 2 one quart canning jars, tamping lightly on a folded towel to expel air bubbles. Store at room temp.