Thursday, January 22, 2009

Duggar Family Laundry Soap!!!!

Do you like the Duggar family?
I have become addicted to this show!!!
Not because I want to have 18 kids or anything...I just love to see how Mrs. Duggar does what she does! She is a great mom! Her organization amazes me!!!! How do you run a household with that many people...and stay sane? How do you afford to have that many children?
Well, I don't want anymore kids....BUT, I do believe we can incorporate some of their cost effective living right here at the Rose household! I would really love to save money any way I can this year!
I watched an episode where all of the girls in the house were making their laundry soap and all of their cleaners! I thought, "WOW! I can do that!" This is all chemicals and it's cheap! It was unbelievable!!! So, Denise and I have made our own Duggar Laundry Soap! We are so excited to share it with you!
The first step is to fill your 5 gallon bucket half way with hot water!

Denise will have food that taste like Ivory forever! I'm glad we did this at her house!

Here's the ingredients!!!!!

Here is my cute 5 gallon soap bucket!
We now have soap to last us FOREVER!!!!
Yeah...I saved us some money honey!
Can't wait to try it out!

Duggar Family Laundry Soap Recipe!

TIPS FOR LAUNDRY SOAP: We use Fels-Naptha bar soap in the homemade soap recipes, but you can use Ivory, Sunlight, Kirk's Hardwater Castile or Zote bars. Don't use heavily perfumed soaps. We buy Fels-Naptha by the case from our local grocer or online. Washing Soda and Borax can normally be found on the laundry or cleaning aisle. Recipe cost approx. $2.
Homemade Liquid Laundry Soap- Front or top load machine- best value
4 Cups hot tap water1 Fels-Naptha soap bar1 Cup Washing Soda½ Cup Borax
- Grate bar of soap and add to saucepan with water. Stir continually over medium-low heat until soap dissolves and is melted.
-Fill a 5 gallon bucket half full of hot tap water. Add melted soap, washing soda and Borax. Stir well until all powder is dissolved. Fill bucket to top with more hot water. Stir, cover and let sit overnight to thicken.
-Stir and fill a used, clean, laundry soap dispenser half full with soap and then fill rest of way with water. Shake before each use. (will gel)
-Optional: You can add 10-15 drops of essential oil per 2 gallons. Add once soap has cooled. Ideas: lavender, rosemary, tea tree oil.
-Yield: Liquid soap recipe makes 10 gallons.
-Top Load Machine- 5/8 Cup per load (Approx. 180 loads)
-Front Load Machines- ¼ Cup per load (Approx. 640 loads)


Sandel said...

Guess what, my bucket says suds!!! That was fun and I just know it is going to be great.

Jana Corley said...

Wow...let me know how well you like it after you use it for a while!

Erica said...

Does it make your clothes smell nice? I like a detergent that I can smell on my clothes.

The 5 of Us said...

Well I think we will try this and see what happens. If it works it will save our family $28.00/180 loads. That is savings!!!! Thanks for sharing.

Lacy said...

I heard all about your soap making and am so excited for you girls!! I cant wait to hear how it turns out. I want to make some!

ko said...

That is so cool! You and Denise have inspired me to do it too! :) I also love your buckets! Way to go! AWESOME! You know I will be adding some SMELL GOODS....I dont use SUAVITEL anymore..... :(
I am glad you are feeling better! :)

Brandy said...

I have like 40 5 gallon buckets that Luke has left over from roofing jobs!! I could make enough to last a lifetime!!
Be sure to do a post to let us know how it turns out!!

MamaBird said...

What a great idea...and your bucket is adorable. You need to give us the "scoop" on how well that stuff works!

Anonymous said...

I am curious if this worked well...I cannot stand how expensive laundry detergent really is...plese let us know!!!