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No matter what you spilled on your clothes or furnishings, we can tell you how to get it out.
You Will Need
- Bar of soap
- 1 c. washing soda
- 1/2 c. Borax
- Baking soda
- 4 c. soap flakes (optional)
- Covered glass jar (optional)
Heat four cups of water
Heat four cups of water in a large pot on the stove.
Shave some soap
Start shaving a regular-sized bar of bath soap, and begin adding the shavings as the water gets to just below a boil. Maintaining the water at that level, keep adding soap shavings and stirring until the entire bar is dissolved.
Boil more water
Boil three gallons of water, put them into a five-gallon bucket, and add the soapy water. Stir for a few minutes, and then add a cup of washing soda. Stir for a few more minutes; then add a half a cup of Borax. Stir a while longer; then let the mixture sit overnight. Use one cup per laundry load.
Make dry detergent
If you’d prefer dry detergent, mix four cups of soap flakes with two cups of washing soda and two cups of Borax. Store it in a covered glass jar.
Save on fabric softener
And while you’re at it, save on fabric softener by adding a half a cup of baking soda to the rinse cycle.