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DIY // Laundry Soap

So I'm just going to start off by saying that I am by no means claiming to be a super healthy, environmentally friendly on all levels, look down my nose at you for using "chemicals" kind of person. My mom makes this laundry soap for her home and I really like it, so I got the recipe from her. It is supposed to be a lot cheaper than buying laundry soap in the store, and it probably has a lot less extra unnecessary additives. Plus - it smells nice, is not messy like liquid soap, and it gives you a sense of accomplishment for making your own/saving money. You will need a box of borax, a box of washing soda, and some bars of Fels Naptha. I'm not sure what all the prices are for everything, but I know you can get a bar of Fels Naptha for under a dollar. Once you have all these ingredients, you can start on the super simple and quick process of making your own laundry soap. The ratio is 1 cup Borax to 1 bar Fels Naptha to 1 cup washing soda. You can obviously double or triple this if you want. The hardest part of the process is grating the bars. I use just a regular hand cheese grater and go to town. Once you're done grating the bars, at the other two ingredients and voila! That's it. I like to store the soap in a cute little glass container and I use 1-2 scoops of the mixture per load. It seems to last quite a while and gets clothes just as clean as anything else. I will definitely be continuing making my own soap long after Mack and I get our own place.

Hope everyone is having a fabulous week!