|I used a stockpot to melt my soap, |
I was afraid it might boil over, and I was glad I did!
|Before turning on the heat. This is 1 bar of Fels Naptha,|
and 4 cups of hot tap water.
|Boil on medium high heat. You don't want to go higher than that.|
I did, it boiled pretty high!
|For some reason I can't get this photo to rotate... Sorry!|
This is how high it boiled, after turning it down, while stirring it!
I was very glad I used a stockpot!
|All melted. I let it sit long enough to 1/2 fill the bucket with water (hot tap water).|
|I bought a new 5 gallon bucket for this, |
as I wanted it to not have had anything else in it.
I'm sure this isn't a requirement.
I got mine at Home Depot. I spent around $5 (I think) for the lid and bucket.
|This is the bucket 1/2 full of hot tap water, the melted soap,|
1 cup of washing soda (NOT BAKING SODA!!!)
and 1/2 cup of Borax. Stir very well, until all the powder has dissolved.
|All done! After stirring the mixture, fill the rest of the way |
(I had to move mine, so I didn't fill it completely to the top...)
and then stir again. Let it sit overnight.