You have probably heard stories about these over-productive people with too much time on their hands, going out of their way to make their own soap. Perhaps you have read the old books "Little House on the Prairie," and heard about how hard it is for people to make soap from scratch. True for most of us hard-working people with jobs and a family, this whole process of boiling lye and lard is a bit beyond our abilities. For most of us it is just impossible because of time and skill limitations. Well don't worry there is an easier way. Admittedly it may not be true handmade soap, but here is a way to make laundry detergent out of only three ingredients that you can buy cheap at your local grocery story. You may wonder why you would even bother. Well if you are on a short budget and are looking for ways to make things cheaper if only by a little bit, then this might be something that you would want to try. Here are the ingredients.
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Ingrediants and Instructions
Bar of Fels Naptha soap
1 ½ Washing Soda
1 ½ Borax
Take these three ingredients and stick them in the kitchen blender, and grind them down to powder. Make sure to break the Naptha soap bar down a little so your blender can handle it. You wouldn't want a bar of soap bouncing off the walls as soon as you turn on the blender. This slightly gritty power that you now have is your new laundry detergent. You want to use an eighth cup of this powder per load, depending on the load of course. This detergent won't have any fancy perfumes that the soaps from the grocery store would have, so if you sometimes have problems because of the smells the store-bought soaps have then this way of making soap has a double bonus for you. Not only will it be cheaper for you, but you will be able to avoid the extra perfumes that the other soaps have.