So, I opened it up last night, and diluted my first batch!
|It looks rather watery at first, keep in mind, this is not|
the concentrated soap we have become accustomed to.
I took these to try to show the consistency. It almost looks like egg drop soup in consistency.
|I bought a 2 1/2 gallon water container to put my soap in.|
Fill it up 1/2 way with the soap (mine has tic marks along the side
which makes this easier), and the rest of the way with water.
There you have it! Here's a link for the original post with the recipe (http://homesteaderswife.blogspot.com/2012/06/laundry-soap.html). Let me know if you make it and how it works out. I'm going to wash a load tonight using it. The recipe says to use 5/8 cup in a top loader, but I think I'm going to try maybe 1/2 cup, since it says 1/4 for front loaders.
*****UPDATE***** (July 14, 2012)
We did a load with it last night, using 1/2 cup for the top loader, and it did beautifully! It didn't suds up, like a liquid does, but neither does most powders that we have tried. Hubby put in one of his dingy, stinky socks to really test it. It came out white, soft and smelling wonderfully. I did forget to say I put in quite a few drops of lavender/tea tree essential oil in it before diluting.