Diaper Washing_: Making Soap

Catherine McDiarmid-Watt | Friday, December 07, 2007 | 0 comments
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Thanks to Cathy for this Frugal Baby Tip!

Here is the recipe that I posted a while ago:

You take 1 bar of Ivory soap and dissolve it in a stock pot of hot water boiling on the stove until dissolved. (I usually take a mallet and pound the bar flat in a Ziploc. It takes MUCH less time to boil it down).

After it is dissolved you pour it in a 3-5 gallon container and add very hot water to bring it an inch from the top. You then pour 1 cup (1 1/2 cups for a 5 gallon container) of Arm & Hammer Washing soda (looks like the baking soda box, but it is in the detergent isle and the same size as a detergent box) and stir until dissolved.

If you need it right away you can use it. Once it cools, it has the feel and
appearance of Jello. You use 1 1/2 cups for diapers, and 1 cup for clothing.

Since we're on the subject, my best regimen for stain free diapers is: machine rinse in cold water and then add my concoction detergent and send through a hot/cold wash cycle. I have stain-free diapers.



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