• Roger
    I think you will like it. Just remember it doesn’t suds like store bought and when your making it to make sure the water is hot so the borax and washing soda dissolve and your soap is not grainy.If you want it to be a liquid add more water before it gels and put it into empty bottes. I like it the way that I posted the recipe because it…[Read more]

  • yaHalyna,
    That’s what I love about it. It is just like other recipes, you can tweak it to what works for you. I know other people make it in powder form, but since I have well water that is very hard powders don’t dissolve as well so I did not think to post it that way. The same as I cannot make it with Ivory as it gets stringy and leaves an awful…[Read more]

  • Hi Ladies!
    If anyone wants fragrance in their soap you can add essential oils while your soap is still hot and mix it in or a few drops to your vinegar if you use that as softener. I personally don’t , but I do like to add afew drops of essential oils to the mix when I clean my carpets. I have a great recipe for a homemade carpet cleaner if anyone…[Read more]

  • Congrats Icefire! When you start making it and see that it works very well you will see how much it saves during the year on laundry soap. I kept track of my savings one year and couldn’t believe how it added up! I also use it in my carpet cleaner and you can use the borax to clean the toilet. Check out the uses for it because it has quite a few…[Read more]

  • It should work ok for you. Try a load and if you have a few clothes with goop on them just add more water to your soap and make it more liquidy. I actually did a small test in my sink and the homemade soap required less rinsing because it’s not sudsy and I had to rinse the commercial stuff longer to get all of the soap out. I know I stuffed my…[Read more]

  • HEhe I have those just in case. Well really I got them for decoration, but if I need to use them they are there! It should work ok for you since it doesn’t get all sudsy it doesn’t take as much to rinse it out. I tested this by hand actually with a few things in my sink. The homemade rinsed out faster and the commercial was still sudsy and I had…[Read more]

  • Your welcome! I have been using this for about 4 years and we think it works pretty darn well. My husband is always working on something greasy or smelly and my son works on a dairy farm. I’ll tell you though if you have laundry that’s really greasy or oily it will leave a ring in the washer which is actually good because it’s not on your clothes,…[Read more]

  • This is what I use.
    1 bar Fels Naptha (it’s like a bar of soap for laundry, but has many other uses)
    1 c. Borax (20 mule team)
    1 c. washing soda (make sure it is washing soda and not baking soda)
    grate the bar of Fels Naptha with an old cheese grater
    put them in a pot and add 3 pints of water ,cook on low until all soap has melted and add the…[Read more]

  • I love all of these posts! I just wanted to say that I added a few cast iron skillets and I’m on the hunt for a dutch oven or cast iron cooking pot to add to my stash, I just don’t think the T-Fal would hold up if I had to cook over a fire? Is this a good item to put in with my stash? thanks!

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