Momma’s Plaque

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From Nebraska to Tennessee. This plaque hung in my mother’s kitchen and now hangs in mine.

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Making Laundry Detergent

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Looks like it’s time to make more laundry detergent!

Preparation is a little time-consuming, but making my own laundry detergent saves me a ton of money.  The recipe for dry detergent that I use can be found on found on TipNut (#9).

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Start with 8 cups grated bar soap. I typically use two bars Fels-Naptha for stain removal and one bar Ivory soap.

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12 cups Borax 20 Mule Team, which comes out to be a little more than a one 4 lb box.

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8 cups Washing Soda. Make sure you buy both Washing Soda and Baking Soda. There is a difference,  and yes, you need both.

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8 cups Baking Soda. Again, make sure you buy both Washing Soda and Baking Soda.

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One hefty size container to mix the ingredients and one hefty spoon to do the mixing.  I use a slotted spoon for easier mixing, and I mix and store in the same container. Less mess.

Adding one cup of each ingredient at a time, mix well to combine.

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It looks so pretty in the glass container.

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1/8th of a cup is all you need to do one load of laundry!

Needless to say, that huge container lasts me a very long time.  =)

Happy Laundry Day!!