I have been quite busy as of late. I’ve been teaching Eco-Friendly classes at our local library for the past few months, and, at the last class, a photographer from the local paper showed up and snapped photos. A few days ago, a reporter contacted me and I was interviewed.
The article appeared in the Features Section of the Sunday paper, as well as on the web site.
I wanted to share the recipe that accompanied the article.
It’s for natural, low-suds laundry soap:
4 cups – hot tap water
1 soap bar of any kind
1 cup washing soda
1/2 cup Borax
Grate bar of soap and add to saucepan with water. Stir continually over medium-low heat until soap melts and dissolves.
Fill a five gallon bucket half full of hot tap water. Add melted soap, washing soda and Borax. Stir well until all powder is dissolved. Fill bucket to top with more hot water. Stir, cover and let sit overnight to thicken.
Stir and fill a used, clean laundry soap dispenser half full with soap and then fill rest of way with water. Shake before each use. It will gel.
Recipe makes 10 gallons.
Top load machines: 1/2 cup per load (approximately 320 loads); front load machines: 1/4 cup per load (approximately 640 loads)