this stuff is pretty awesome and very cost effective.
my sis has 5 kiddos and one batch can last her almost a year!
we've found it to be awesome for sensitive skin, and it can also be jazzed up a bit with essential oil.
i normally use tea tree oil, but want to try lavender one of these times.
it's rather easy, here's what you'll need
1- 5 gallon painters bucket with lid
1- fels-naptha soap bar
1cup- arm&hammer super washing soda (baking soda will not work)
grate the fels-naptha bar and put in a saucepan with water (about 4 cups)
stir continually over medium heat till it melts
fill the 5 gallon bucket half full with hot water, add melted fels-naptha, borax, and washing soda.
stir well, till everything is dissolved. Then fill the rest of the bucket with hot water and mix a bit more.
this will need to sit over night to thicken
to use: fill an empty and cleaned out old laundry soap container half full fill the rest with water.
shake well before each use.
-Top Load Machine- 5/8 Cup per load (Approx. 180 loads)
-Front Load Machines- ¼ Cup per load (Approx. 640 loads)
give it a try!
i'm pretty sure you'll love it as much as we do.
*note* this soap will not bubble up like other detergents.... you do NOT need to keep adding more soap.
(love you mother!) ;)