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DIY Gel Laundry Soap for 4 Cents Per Load!

If you’re used to washing laundry with liquids or gels, this recipe is for you.  You’ll spend just four cents per load of laundry! And there’s nothing quite as satisfying as doing it yourself.

Basic 2-Gallon Liquid Laundry Soap Recipe

Grate one Virginia Soaps & Scents Hogwash Bar.

  • Add soap to 6 cups of water in a pot and melt over medium heat until smooth and clear.
  • Remove mixture from heat and stir in ½ cup of borax and ½ cup of washing soda.
  • Pour hot mixture into a bucket and add 22 cups (1 ½ gallons) of water. Stir.
  • The mixture can be used immediately but will cool to a heavy gel.
  • Use ½ cup for top loading machines and ¼ cup for high-efficiency machines.
  • For High-Efficiency machines place soap directly into the drum and not through the detergent dispenser.

* Optional – to fragrance add 1-2 Tablespoons of Virginia Soaps & Scents Laundry Fragrance Oil to the hot mixture.

Love this idea, but need it to be a little easier?  Try out our Laundry Soap Kits!

From Conditioner Bar to Cream, Spray, or Detangler!

Our Conditioner Bar has been a customer favorite for a long time.  It’s a long-lasting solid bar that works equally well as a rinse-out or a leave-in conditioner for your hair. But what if you want a cream or spray instead of a solid? What if you need a spray-in detangler?

Here’s how to turn your HoneySilk Conditioner Bar into a conditioning cream or spray!

-Pour 3 cups of water into a small saucepan.
-Thinly slice the conditioner bar into the water.
-Over medium heat, whisk as the bar melts.
-The mixture will quickly become a thick fluffy cream as the bar becomes completely incorporated into the water.

-Transfer the cream into any clean container
-If you prefer a thinner more “pourable” mixture, slowly add water in small amounts until you reach the desired consistency.
-For a spray detangler/conditioner, mix some of your prepared cream conditioner with an equal amount of water and funnel into a spray bottle.
This procedure will make almost a quart of rich, long lasting, cream conditioner. We love the versatility of our solid Honeysilk conditioner bar….and you don’t have to pay for packaging or water!

Frequently Asked Question:

Can I do this same thing with a solid soap or shampoo bar to create a liquid soap?

Sorry! The answer to that is a big no. You’ll just end up with a very sloppy mess of soapy goo.