I have recently found out that Fels Naptha is made from petro-chemicals. I have also found Zote Soap as a great alternative. It can be used the same way without the nasty chemicals. Fels Naptha has toxic properties long term.
You can put Zote in your browser and check it out.
I've also heard you can use just ivory. I made a batch a few months ago with fels, as I was unaware of the petroleum-I'm wondering if ivory would be better, if you can't find zote? I'd like to buy a castile soap off etsy, but, it's so expensive vs. buying dial, zote, or fels.
bend in the high desert
Posted - Apr 26 2010 : 06:34:26 AM
i have a recipe in my book for laundry soap. its a cold process. you add borax baking soda etc. like you all do. then you add lye and process to trace. when cured you grate it. it works great. you can add more borax etc. after you grate your bar. those that make soap already this works. just a thought. sherrye