Liquid soap is perfect companion when cleaning the home, dishes and clothes, however, soaps are generally made entirely of abrasive chemicals, which is why we will show you how to make homemade liquid soap with the same level of effectiveness.
How to Make a Homemade Liquid Soap?
It is normal for commercial laundry soaps to be very strong for some people, causing allergies and skin problems, for this reason, we bring you a less abrasive homemade alternative that you can try to wash your clothes, obtaining the same or even better results.
Step 1#. Gather all materials✔
Before start making your homemade liquid laundry soap, you have to search, buy and gather the necessary materials, which are:
- 1 Cup of Sodium bicarbonate
- 2 Cups of Sodium carbonate (Do not confuse with bicarbonate, they are two different elements)
- 2 cups of borax
- 2 cups of laundry soap grated or cut into small pieces.
- 5 liter large pot
- 20 liter pot
- 20 liters of water
- 25 liter bucket
- essence of preference
- Containers to store liquid soap with lids
Step 2#. Heat 1 liter of water✔
Take the pot that you have destined for the realization of the soap and pour 1 liter of water and heat over high heat and when it starts to boil you place it on low heat.
Step 3#. Dissolve the soap✔
You can use bars of soap and mash them in a food processor or grate them with a regular kitchen grater. Having the two cups of soap, you have to dissolve it in the water that should already be hot in the potstirring and keeping on low heat.
Step 4#. Add the Borax, Baking Soda, Sodium Carbonate and Essence✔
Once the soap is completely dissolved Proceed to add the borax, the sodium bicarbonate and the sodium carbonateone by one.
We recommend you wear a mask when pouring these materials to avoid reactions when inhaling these chemical components.
First put all the elements in powderthen stir the mixture for a few minutes and there proceed to place the desired essence in the desired proportions.
Step 5#. Wait for a completely homogeneous mixture to form✔
Follow mixing over low heat, avoiding spilling the mixture. You expect the components to be fully dissolved and form a fully homogeneous compound.
Step 6#. Heat the rest of the water✔
Using another large pot, heat the rest of the water (19 liters) over high heat, once it breaks the boil, turn off.
Note: You can do this step in parallel with the previous ones.
7#. Pour the soap mixture into the bucket✔
Once the mixture of soap, borax, baking soda and carbonate is ready, He proceeds to pour it into the bucket.
8#. Pour the hot water into the bucket✔
pour the hot water (19 liters) from the other pot, also in the bucket, to emulsify with the chemical mixture.
9#. Let rest✔
It is important close the bucket and let the mixture rest overnight or at least 10 hours so that it can cool down and also the components gel and thus have the desired cleaning effect.
Once the resting time has elapsed, Proceed to pack all your liquid soap in the containers with lids. You will see that it is much thicker than commercial liquid soap.
If it’s too thick, you can dissolve it by adding hot water and letting it sit for the same amount of time.
Once ready, what do we have left? Use it. One cup of this liquid soap is more than enough to wash a full load. of clothes.
A important recommendation is to shake the soap before use, because the components have different levels of density and tend to separate. Therefore, shake to combine and use for best results.
Definitely, there are no excuses for not enjoying the benefits of making your detergents and soaps at home, because they are easy to perform, cheap, safe and very effective.
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