We took all the ingredients outside as to not worry about a mess. Like a little
soap flakes mixed in with the sand on my floor would make a difference!
Going outside brought out the curious hens. These two always have to have
their beak in the action. Violet and Talulla, laundry soap makers.
The recipe we used called for 5 gallons but I made half of that.
Our recipe was:
1/4 bar of grated Fels Naptha Soap
1/2 Cup of Borax
1/2 Cup of Washing Soda
We melted in a large stock pot with 2 cups of water. We added
2 gallons of hot tap water to that and stirred. We left it overnight,
stirred and then poured it up into two-gallon leftover water jugs.
Mason jars, spaghetti sauce jars, and mayonnaise jars are great
to fill up and give as a gift. Below I used a mayonnaise jar and
a white plastic mason jar lid. I added festive ribbon, a measuring
cup from the dollar store for 1/3 cup, which was the measurement
from my original recipe. The finishing touch was the chalkboard
hang tag. The perfect gift of practicality!
I think I would not mind trying a powder recipe instead of liquid. There are so
many recipes out there, you can decide what works for you. I found two ladies
who had simple recipes and a cute presentation.
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