The thought that ran through my head was "Guilty." I never mean to do this, I just get so many ideas and lack the time or energy for follow through. So I felt a little convicted, and something popped into my mind that I new I needed to tackle. A while back, I had made a batch of homemade laundry soap. It was awesome, and both Byron and I loved it. Once we went through the first batch, some time later I bought more ingredients to make more. And then they sat on the shelf. For months. Until now.
So today, when I woke up bright eyed at 5:45 am (does this happen to anyone else?), I knew it would be a great time to quickly make another batch. It only took about a half hour it was so easy. And now, I will share it with you.
I got the recipe from a woman from my hometown. I don't know where she got it, but as far as I'm concerned, the credit is all hers. Here are the ingredients:
- 1 Fels-Naptha bar
- 1/2 cup Borax
- 1/2 cup Arm & Hammer Washing Soda
I guess you can't really see in the bowl, but it basically looks like grated soap. With a couple pieces of grated skin mixed in there. No matter how careful I try to be, I always catch a finger somehow.
Once you have that done, you just add the Borax and the washing soda and mix well.
Since I had the Borax and washing soda from a previous batch, it got a little lumpy. I tried to break up the lumps as much as possible. If you use fresh, you shouldn't have that problem. Store the soap in a covered container. It's really as easy as that. And the best thing is, it only takes about 2 tablespoons per load, so even though it doesn't look like much, it lasts quite awhile. I do still have enough ingredients on hand to make two more loads, so I still have a little bit of that guilty conscience (thanks mom), but I feel better that I have one less project hanging over my head...until my next great idea strikes!