|This is one year supply of homemade laundry soap||.|
|My canning pot while making my homemade laundry soap.|
2. I LOVE using my canning pot. It gets the job done and it is easy to clean up because I don't use it for cooking. I also use a cookie sheet underneath the containers while I pour into them for an easier clean up.
3. Make sure to really melt the grated laundry soap. I find that you need to warm it longer than not seeing any flakes. This will help it to not have little "boogers" floating around.
4. It helps if you can put the 3 gallons of water in the bucket or pot first so that the soap doesn't stick to the bottom. This means that the 8 cups of HOT water would go into the pan you used for warming your soap. This would require a pan that is 5+ quarts. This also helps your soap to not have any "boogers" floating around.
|Love this large glass pot for the stove top!|
|I use these large detergent jugs.|
5. I have started using those large detergent jugs for my soap. For a double batch I can fill 2.5 of them. Your detergent needs to be a little more watery. I always put 1 cup of water in them before I start filling them. When they have cooled down 24 hours, I shake it up really good and try the spout. Sometimes I have to add another cup or so of water. (It seems like the white Zote bar has a thinner consistency.)
6. Most laundry soap containers have a lid that is already a half cup, so just measure it and use it instead of a measuring cup. Don't forget to shake your container well before each pour.
|Zote Laundry soap bar|
|Zote Laundry Flakes|
9. I used lavender essential oils last time and I was not impressed. You really couldn't smell it on the clothes and I didn't like the smell. I like just using my detergent & a nice fabric softener.
As I mentioned in my previous post, once you try making your own laundry soap it is a slippery "soap" to making other cleaners. Honestly, I have tried several things and nothing seems to live up to the stuff on the shelf like my laundry soap. I hope to find a homemade cleaner that is worth sharing. If you have one you use, please send it my way! Enjoy!
Here is the copy of the recipe I use for my homemade laundry soap.