The first time I saw this recipe it was called “moms super laundry sauce”. OK. But I’m going to take the liberty to call it Laundry Cream because that is the description. You can watch the "sauce" video on You Tube.
Most of the recipes I have seen are very similar but I like this one because of the concentration reducing the need for a large container or bucket.
Laundry Cream Recipe
2 x 100gm bars laundry soap.
Laundry Cream Recipe
|Left: Blended cream. Right: Gel prior to blending|
1 Cup Washing Soda (Sodium Carbonate)
1 Cup Borax
Eucalyptus Oil (optional)
Grate up soap and dissolve in 6 cups of heated water. Add dry ingredients and stir till dissolved (no longer gritty). Leave to cool about 4 hours.
Whiz in a kitchen blender till smooth and creamy. If it isn't blending very well add a little more water.
Use 2 tablespoons per wash or according to size of load and heaviness of the soiling. Yes it is low sudsing.
I drop mine onto the clothes in a top loading machine. I also put Eucalyptus oil in the fabric softener dispenser. You can add it to the cream but there will be no smell by the time the clothes have gone through the rinse cycle.
This costs about $4 and will give you about 60 washes. I have brought bulk Borax and bigger buckets of Washing Soda from a cleaning outlet and this costs me about $2.50.
Fabric Softener Ingredients
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I use sun and wind for the healthiest and best results and economics.
I have never used Soap Nuts but might try them one day just to satisfy my curiosity.