I am so excited about this weeks Frugal Tip. I have been hanging on to this post for several months because I wanted to try it thoroughly before sending it out there to all of you.
Laundry Soap Recipe
3 bars Pink Zote Soap
4lb. box of Borax
4lb. box of Arm and Hammer Baking Soda
4 lb. box of Arm and Hammer "Washing Soda"
1 sm. bucket of Oxygen Cleaner (like oxyclean)
(I add this last ingredient as an extra booster for our dirty clothes, but you don't have to add it)
(All ingredients were found at Walmart, except the Washing Soda that came from Fred Meyer)
Grate pink zote soap with cheese grater Kitchen Aid Mixer Cheese shredder in a large bowl. It smells so yummy!
Mix remaining dry powders in large container or garbage sack. Make sure to mix thoroughly.
Mix shredded Pink Zote into dry powder mix. I used rubber gloves because you do get a bit of film on you hands. Make sure you mix it up really well.
I then put all the mixture into my bucket and set it on top of my dryer. My deepest dream is to find a lovely container like dear sweet Mary Jane. But for now my Fresh Start bucket gets the job done, plus it has a lid to keep the smell under wraps. It would overpower your laundry room if left open all the time!
*One little note to mention, is that Maryjane uses White vinegar in her rinse cycle as a fabric softener. She swears it works, without the smell. I have not tried it because I would never remember to check on the rinse cycle to put it in. Most day I forget to put the dryer sheets in! Maybe if things settle down a bit and I get in the habit!