Looks good enough to eat but it’s definitely not edible. It’s sauce for doing your laundry. It’s an excellent stain remover. It’s easy to make. And it’s economical. Very economical! You can do 128 loads of laundry for less than $2.00. I like a bargain as much as the next person but the real reason I keep making this is because it works so well.
1 bar Fels Naptha
3 cups boiling water
1 cup 20 Mule Team Borax Powder
1 cup Arm & Hammer Washing Soda
2 wide mouth quart jars
You’ll find all of these ingredients in the laundry section in the grocery store.
Cut the bar of Fels Naptha in half and then chop each half into little pieces.
Put half the chopped up Fels Naptha in one jar, half in the other. Pour 1 1/2 cups of boiling water in each jar, cover, and let them sit until the next morning.
The next morning you can turn the jar upside down and the Fels Naptha and water will have gelled. Use a butter knife to score the gel.
Add one half cup of the 20 Mule Team Borax to each jar. Add one half cup of the Arm and Hammer Washing Soda to each jar. Put the tea kettle on and add boiling water just up to the shoulder of each jar. Leave about an inch and a half of headspace.
Using an immersion blender blend the mixture until it looks like mayonnaise. Or if your mason jar will fit the base of your blender whip until smooth and creamy. If you don’t own an immersion blender or a regular blender scrape the contents into a deep bowl and whip with a hand mixer. Once it’s whipped use a rubber spatula to work it back into the jar.
One tablespoon is all you need to wash a large load of laundry. Great for front loaders and high efficiency machines because it is low sudsing.
If you have a stain rinse the area with cold water and use some of the laundry sauce to pretreat. Everyone I know that’s made this sauce loves it!
I originally found this recipe on a site called Budget101.com.