Today I come with a very good idea for the environment and of course for your pocket: How to make homemade liquid soap for washing machines . This is a great advice for you to recycle the used oil that you have at home and do not know what to do with it. This product has a very daily use and taking advantage of the old oil you will notice the savings that you will have in the long term , you will also be providing a benefit to the environment.
Ingredients to make liquid soap:
- 700 grams of caustic soda
- 500 grams of percarbonate
- 2 liters of used oil (well drained)
- 25 liters of water
- 2 liters of liquid soap
- 2 liters of fabric softener
Utensils for making soap:
- Face mask
- Safety glasses
- Large plastic bucket or bowl
- Wooden stick or mixer.
How to make liquid soap for washing machines step by step
Dissolve the soda in 3 or 4 liters of water. Protect yourself with gloves, a mask and goggles to avoid the fumes that are generated when doing this process. You will do all this, if possible, in a very ventilated place. (Never use aluminum utensils)
When the caustic soda is well dissolved with the water, you will pour the 2 liters of used oil very slowly, stir the mixture (without stopping) until you achieve a homogeneous consistency, stir with great patience and without being in a hurry. In this step you can use the blender to make your work easier .
Add the 2 liters of liquid soap and keep moving always in the same direction
Put the 2 liters of fabric softener, this is to give the soap a better smell . Keep stirring until the mixture is well combined.
Now add the percarbonate which is a bleach that makes the soap whiter and will also help you remove stubborn stains in the wash. Once the desired consistency is achieved and the preparation is uniform, let the mixture rest until the next day.
After this time, add the 2 liters of water , stirring very well and letting it rest until the next day.
After this period the mixture will be thicker, mix it again and let it rest another day. You will find the thickest combination, you move it a little again and add 2 more liters of water, stirring it until it is uniform , once it is achieved you let it rest again until the next day.
This last step will be carried out daily for 8 more days or until the soap is creamy and homogeneous.
In the end you will have obtained 25 to 30 liters of an effective and aromatic homemade liquid soap for washing machines . After 4 or 5 days you can pack it and use it.