|The ingredients in the basket|
(along with my dinner that night)
|Getting Ready. The Work Space|
1 Box of Borax (An all natural Laundry Booster)
1 Box of Arm and Hammer Washing Soda (Who doesn't love Arm and Hammer)
1 bar Fels Naptha Soap (which is kinda like an oldey timey stain remover soap)
I got a nice plastic box (that I now keep on top of my dryer) and combined the box of Borax and the box of Washing Soda. Now came the hard part. You can't just put the bar of soap in every time you want to wash you cloths. So in order to incorporate it into the mixture you have to crush it somehow. Now some people put it in the microwave and flake it off, some people put it in a food processor but I decided to do it the old fashion way. I grated the whole bar of soap on a cheese grater.
|Grate Your Soap Away|
This portion of the project took the longest by far. I would say it took me a good 20 minutes, 3 finger scrapes and a lot of sweat to get that whole bar grated. But I finally did it! (btw I used the very fine grate side and not the long cheese grate side). After it was all grated I mixed everything up really evenly into the plastic container.
|Delicious Tasting Soap Anyone?|
|The Final Product. Laundry Soap!|
Overall this was a super easy experiment and not only was it fun it is always very practical. I am excited to try some other projects. We will see what else I can come up with. Until next time remember that if you consume more and buy less you can help change the world and make it a better place.
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|This is freaking hard! |
Part way through grating all that soap.