Routines are so important in my life these days, I know that when I get home from my day Soph generally takes a 30 minute cat nap. In that small time frame, I switch out the dishwasher, start dinner, switch the laundry, and fold and put away whatever I can. I try to pick up the floor from whatever mess the dog makes, and run the vacuum and then its time for her to wake up, lol.
So here is something that makes my routine a little easier, plus its INSANELY cost effective, and I love that! I like to make a giant batch that usually lasts about 5 months, and then I don’t have to worry about this.
What you need:
4 bars of Fels Naptha
1 box of Arm & Hammer Super Washing Soda
1 box Borax
1 large bottle of whatever scent crystals make your heart happy. I usually stick with original Gain (usually $8 or so bucks, but this time I found some off brand for $2.99 SCORE)
What you do:
Throw those soap bars in the freezer STAT! Seriously, this is the most important step.
Mix your Borax, Super Washing Soda, and Crystals in a large container (make sure you choose one with a lid that secures)
When the soap is frozen take it out and using a cheese grater, grate those bad boys up! I use the small side, and put it into a large bowl so I can do all 4 bars of soap at one time.
When you are finished grating you just add the bar soap flakes to your large container and mix well. You only need ONE tablespoon per laundry load. Guys. 1 freaking tablespoon, its incredible. I will say, if I am doing towels, sheets, or our doggies blankets I will do 2 Tblsp. But generally, you don’t need it. This stuff is strong, and it smells fab!