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Homemade laundry soap

David Fisher
This is a good basic recipe for a 1 lb. batch of soap to use as a base for homemade laundry soap. It will be low sudsing, stable and long lasting. It has 0% superfat, so you must be careful to measure carefully. There is no superfatting to give you a buffer against mis-measuring.

Prep Time: 15 minutes

Cook Time: 30 minutes

Total Time: 45 minutes

Ingredients:

  • 14.1 oz. (400 grams) lard
  • 2 oz. (56 grams) of lye (Sodium Hydroxide)
  • 4 oz. (112 grams) of water
  • .5 to .7 ounce of essential or fragrance oil if desired

Preparation:

Follow the basic instructions for making cold process soap making sure that you measure very carefully.

Don't overheat the lard, or else it can start to smell "cooked" - and you certainly don't want that in your laundry.

Once the bar is cut and cured, you can use it as the base for your homemade laundry soap.

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