Its 2017 & You’re STILL Buying Laundry Soap?!

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So, this is really nothing new. DIY laundry soap. We’ve been doing it for years! I’ve said it more than once. Hunting is an expensive lifestyle, and this is one small way we help our budget so we can afford to do what we love. It always surprises me when people find out we make our own laundry soap and get all crazy and amazed like they’ve never been on pinterest before in their life! 😉 It’s really a fad that should just be the norm! Seriously. It is SO cheap and easy! It works great, smells great….Bonus: Its really fun to play with! 😀 So, how do you make this magical, money saving wonder goop? I’m glad you asked! 😉 Its a super simple process that shouldn’t take you more than 30 minutes! Confused on where to find these products? They’re all down your laundry aisle!…Maybe not the bucket, but hey…. Here’s what you’ll need:

  • A 5 gallon bucket
  • 1/2 Cup Borax
  • 1/2 Cup Washing soda
  • Fels-Naptha soap bar
  • Hot water
  • Laundry scent beads. (I like the downy ones!)

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  1. Fill up your bucket with hot water, leaving about 8 inches from the top of the rim.
  2. Heat 2 quarts of water in a pot over medium/high heat.
  3. Grate your soap bar into the water, stirring until dissolved.hl_1
  4. Add in your Downy beads. I never really measure these, because the scents seem to vary in potency, so just use some common sense and judgement!
  5. stir your beads until dissolved, take pot off of heat.
  6. Add Borax & washing soda, stir.
  7. Add the contents of your pot to your hot water bucket & mix well.hl_2
  8. Seal with a lid and let set for 24 hours.
  9. USE YOUR SNAZZY SOAP. Just as you would any other laundy soap. You can add it to the little spot for detergent, or just add it to the basket.

Happy Washing!

-Shelby

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