Cleanliness is next to godliness…

ok, i’m not going to get into the theological failings of that statement.

Sunday The Wife and I made 4 months worth of laundry detergent, about 6-7 lbs of bar soap, and a quart of shaving “cream.”  all are recipies I’ve discovered elsewhere, i apologize for not giving the sources credit…i don’t remember them all.

Laundry Soap:

  • 1/2 cup 20 mule team borax
  • 1/2 cup washing soda (soda ash)
  • 1 bar ivory or Felsnaphta soap  (ivory smells cleaner, fels works better on stains, we typically do a 2:1 ivory to fels ratio and achieve strong resluts).
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we pulvarize everything in a food processor then mix it all together.

Bar Soap:

  • 24 oz coconut oil
  • 24 oz olive oil
  • 38 oz crisco
  • 12 oz lye
  • 32 oz water
  • essential oils and botanicals to taste (that’s just an expression… don’t actually taste it)

we made chocolate oatmeal, and pepermint this round.  I’ve got a great idea for an IPA soap with hops and grapefruit oil.




Shaving Cream

Click Here:  except we used cedar oil this round instead of rosemary.  The Wife loves this stuff for her legs, and i haven’t had razor burn or dry skin on my face since I started using this stuff… added bonus is it rea lly extends the life of razors.


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