Friday, September 11, 2015

My Homemade Laundry Detergent Pellets - Lavender Fresh!

Made from saponified coconut oil and lavender essential oil.

70.00 oz 76 degree coconut oil
12 oz Lye (Sodium Hydroxide) - 4% Superfat
23.10 oz distilled water
Lavender essential oil 30/32 to suit - appx 1 oz EO per 36 oz oil as a general rule - I used 1.75 oz

Follow cold process soap making instructions to make the soap. I mixed the soap in a 8 lb empty bucket that palm oil came in. Let soap cook, or set up and remove from the bucket. Mine was difficult to remove from the plastic bucket, I had to chip away at it. Maybe you would want to let set up in soap molds instead. Then I put it in an old food processor to shred into pellets.

I hope hubby doesn't mind the fresh smell of lavender on his clothing!

Needs to sit for a day to saponify

After I broke it out of the mold

One spin in a food processor

One more blend in food processor a couple of days later turns it into powder

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