Saturday, November 15, 2008
4 Cups hot tap water
1 bar Fels-Naptha soap ( I got this at Ace Hardware, likely at grocery or Wal Mart)
1 Cup Washing Soda (I got this at Crest Grocery here in Ok, but surely at any grocery, see picture for box visual)
1/2 Cup Borax
Grate bar of soap and add to saucepan of hot tap water. stir continually over med/low heat until soap is melted
Fill 5 gallon bucket half full of hot tap water. Add melted soap, washing soda, and borax. Stir well until powder is dissolved. Fill bucket to top with more hot tap water. Stir and cover and let sit overnight to thicken.
The ingredients will be a thick gel the next morning, stir and fill an old dispenser 1/2 full with concentrate, and then finish filling it up with water. Shake before each use!!! (it will gel in dispenser too)
optional: you can add essential oils if you like when soap is cool, such as lavender, rosemary, tea-tree oil. 10-15 drops per 2 gallons
Wow!!!! have we been busy today. Bethany is making Goat Milk Soap for your body today, her dad helps her with this. She purchased some new molds, they are a lily. The soap will be ready in time for Christmas. We will be selling it for $5 for the unscented. She is going to get it set up on our farm site where you can purchase it with your Visa, let you know when. Let's see what else....Joshua (10) is dissecting the old dishwasher, Elijah is getting hay today, the big round bales, we cooked hamburgers for lunch, that last of the ground beef from our cows:( Terry got the dishwasher in last night...so wonderful to get it going, he had to fix one of the van windows and he put new brakes on the van today too. This has been the first Saturday to get some stuff done. Grocery shopping went well yesterday, I did not cry....until I got to the cometary coming home, its right down from our house, its just hard to believe we buried our little 3yr old out there.....His grace....I continue to need it!!!!
Have a blessed Lord's day