Monday, May 16, 2011

Super Lamb Laundry Day

Doesn't everyone do laundry on Mondays?  Something about sorting, hanging and folding that just naturally puts a sense of order to your whole week.

Here's my recipe for homemade laundry soap adapted from the one used by the Dugger Family.  I altered the ratios to make it a bit stronger.  And since I didn't have a 5 gallon bucket on hand, I adjusted the amounts to use in my lamb milk replacer bucket.  I call it Super Lamb Laundry Soap!

1 bar Fels Naptha
2 c. water

Using a small saucepan, grate soap into water and melt.

Fill bucket half full with hot water (approx. 1 1/2 gallons).  Add melted soap and mix well.

1 c. Arm & Hammer Washing Soda
1/2 c. 20 Mule Team Borax

Add powdered soap to bucket.  Mix until dissolved.  Fill bucket to top with hot water (approx. 3 gallons total).  Cover tight and let sit overnight before using.  Use approx. 1/2 to 3/4 c. per large load.  Great all purpose laundry soap with low suds. 

***CAUTION : This should not be used directly on lambs of any age.*** 
***They prefer their wool coats to have a natural barnyard aroma.***


  1. I buy everything locally at the grocery or Walmart. Except if you're looking for the Super Lamb milk replacer; then try your neighborhood feed mill. :)


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