Tuesday, September 25, 2007

Laundry soap

I picked up one box of washing soda and 2 bars of Fels Naptha at one of the three QFC's near my apartment. Using the recipe posted previously, I made a double batch and stored it in a glass jar with a spoon for easy use. I'm currently testing the effectiveness by washing our sheets.
The process took maybe 5 minutes and I have enough laundry soap to last us quite a while.
If you don't want to make your own detergent, you can reuse the plastic container.


Em said...

Did you find that the homemade soap cleaned the sheets as well? Smell as good? How does it compare?

Wesa said...

Oh I forgot to post the results!

The sheets felt clean when I transfered them to the dryer. No residue. I did not notice a smell, so it's pretty neutral. We slept on them last night and did not notice any skin irritation. They feel just fine.

I'm going to test the soap on a load of towels tonight. We won't have enough clothes to do a load until Monday.