Note: The utensils and appliances I am using are used exclusively for these types of projects. If you choose to use your everyday kitchen items please wash very very well with hot water before using them for food preparation.
All you will need is:
1 bar Fels-Naptha soap
1 C Borax
1 C Washing Soda
Additional items you will need:
blender 2 qt. size canning jars
grater canning funnel
small and large pot bowl or gallon size ziploc bag
large spoon measuring cups
Grate the soap bar. I grated mine into a small box I was throwing out. (less cleanup ;)
Pour into blender and grind soap shavings to a powder.
Pour 4 cups of water into small pan and bring to a boil. While water is boiling pour powdered soap into large pan and cook to melt a bit. Stir often.
Note: By melt, I mean it will soften a bit and begin sticking to itself rather than be a loose powder. You will also notice that the color will darken a bit.
Combine the Borax and Washing soda in your bowl or ziploc and mix very well.
When water is at a rolling boil, pour over the powdered soap. It will bubble up and rise and you will be pretty scared but just stir and it will mellow out. Whew! (Aren't you glad you used a large pot?) Now stir until it is completely dissolved.
When the soap is completely dissolved. Add the Borax and washing soda.
When mixture is smooth and with no grittiness, you can turn off the heat.
Pour the mixture into the quart jars. Try to divide evenly.
Add water to bring level up to the elbow of the jars. ( Stop just before jar starts to narrow)
Flip jars. When you flip jars over it is possible there will be an air pocket on the bottom like this one.
Attach blade and blend.
Note: Make sure jar opening is clean and dry. After you blend the first jar, wash and dry blade and seal before blending the second.
Frugal, Natural and Space saving. What more could I ask for.
For a non-cooked recipe check out The Trailer Park Homesteader. You'll find both recipes there. And if you would like to see a video tutorial you can watch Valerie Collins' YouTube video.
Enjoy your sauce...
UPDATE: Still loving the sauce. But I find it works best in hot water.