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Launtry Soap

it is actually very easy to make homemade laundry soap. Take one bar of soap (I make and shred like Mozzerella cheese. Place into two quarts of simmering water. Stir well and allow to sit, stirring occasionally til completely dissolved. Pour into a 2 gallon bucket, and add a gallon of cold water and two cups of borax. Stir very well, til borax is dissolved. (You can add a few drops of essence oils, if you want fragrance. Add enough water to fill the bucket, stir one last time, and set aside, covered, til the next day. It should be a gel that dissolves into a load of wash perfectly. Use one or two cups per washload. Dont forget to piddle around while it cooks and they'll think you slaved all day for laundry soap. Oh yea I like to cook it on low and go on about my day while the soap melts that way I dont have to worry about it boiling over.

Jennifer, TN, entered 2002-12-11

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