If you need to pretreat a laundry stain, but you don't want to use harsh commercial pretreaters, this DIY recipe for "soap jelly" is gentle and easy to make.
Tipnut, a tips and tricks blog, shares a simple recipe for making a skin-safe and inexpensive laundry pretreater. You'll need a glass jar, a bar of non-perfumed soap and hot water.
- Shave the bar of soap until the shavings fill half of the jar.
- Fill the rest of the jar with hot water (boiling if the jar can handle that hot without shattering). Cover with lid.
- Allow the water to soak into the soap a bit to soften it up then shake hard until soap is dissolved (or stir well).
- Once the soap is dissolved, allow to cool completely. The soap & water mixture will form a soap jelly that is ideal for using on laundry stains.
Once it has cooled, you can scoop a little bit of the jelly out and work it into stains when necessary. Check out the full article at the link below for additional tips, including what to do if you mixture doesn't gel the way you expected it to and how to make it even more economical. Have a laundry hack of your own to share? Let's hear about it in the comments.
DIY Soap Jelly [Tipnut]