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Kountry Life How-To

Laundry Soap
1 qt. cold water 10 to 12 oz. Lye 1/2 cup borax 2 qt. rinsed very clean grease 1 Cup ammonia

Add any scent you like {pine, raspberry, pepperment etc., what ever you like or nothing at all}

{To rinse your greese pour double the amount of water into a container, You can add a sliced potato cleaned, do not peel, Boil medium heat for at least 30 minutes. and strain into another pan, let cool for at least 18 to 24 hours. cut fat off the top; and hold under faucet to rinse}

Pour water into your cooking container {Do not use aluminum or aluminum products, it will have a reaction and turn your soap bad.}

Pour lye into water, stir with a wooden stick or large wooden ladle, Let this stand for about an hour.{Becarful with the lye} the lye will make your water hot, let it cool.

Stir in borax and stir well, add ammonia and stir well, Be careful, mix well let cook on low for at least 30 minutes, the mix will thicken to an oatmeal consistency, pour into a mold, and let it stand over night, the soap will harden, let it stand for a few days, then grate your soap into very fine flacks and use. It's great if you have the time to make it.

Donna, from Mo, entered 2002-01-30

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