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...homemade laundry soap

I've been making my own laundry soap for a few years now, so I thought I would share it with you...

We all have to do laundry, so why not make it more enjoyable?

Making your own soap is super easy, economical, and better for the environment...less packaging and no fillers.

I've tried a few different essential oils for scent...lavender and lemon are my favorite.

Here's what you need:
4 cups washing soda
3 cups borax
2 bars pure soap- grated
1/2 bottle lemon essential oil

When I make lemon, I use sunlight soap- it has a fresh, lemony scent and it's yellow, so it looks pretty
You can vary the amount of oil you use, depending on personal preference

When I make lavender, I use white pure soap ivory- its look and smell suits the lavender better
mix everything up in a big 'ol bucket...
put it in a pretty jar and bring a little freshness and joy to laundry day.

**use 1/4 c. of soap per load

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