Cleaning

HE Top Loading Washing Machine

In an effort to “go more green” this year, I’m going to post some of my homemade recipes for housecleaning.  The first one is the Duggar family recipe for laundry detergent.  You need to get a 5 gallon bucket, with a lid on it.  Then, I reused an old fabric softener bottle for putting my concentrate in.

4 cups hot water
1 Fels-Naptha soap bar (found in Kroger, in the laundry aisle)
1 cup Arm & Hammer Washing Soda
1/2 Cup Borax
Essential oils (optional)
 
*Grate bar of soap and add to saucepan with some water.  Stir until it is all melted.
*Fill a 5 gallon bucket half full of hot tap water.
*Add melted soap, washing soda and Borax
*Stir until dissolved.
*Fill the rest of the bucket to the top with hot water
*Cover and sit overnight to thicken
 
Next day
*Stir concentrate
*Take empty container and fill 1/2 way with concentrate (add essential oils, if you want a scent other than lemony)
*Fill the rest of it with warm water.
*Shake before use
 
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