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homemade laundry detergent

(2 ratings)
Recipe by
Sarah Barnett
Owensboro, KY

I love this detergent. You can adjust the amounts to make the detergent more concentrated if you like. *I usually stir it pretty often, if you don't it will get chunky* *Add 1 ounce of essential oil to add any smell of your choice*

(2 ratings)

Ingredients For homemade laundry detergent

  • 1/3 Bar
    fels naptha or other type of soap
  • 1/2 c
    washing soda (arm and hammer)
  • 1/2 c
    borax powder
  • 1 Large
  • 3-4
    empty laundry detergent containers

How To Make homemade laundry detergent

  • 1
    Grate the soap and put it into a saucepan.
  • 2
    Add 6 cups of hot water and stir until the soap thoroughly melts.
  • 3
    Add the washing soda and borax and stir until it is dissolved.
  • 4
    Remove from heat.
  • 5
    Add 4 cups of hot water to your bucket and add your soap mixture. Stir.
  • 6
    Add 1 gallon plus 6 cups of water and stir.
  • 7
    Let it sit for 24 hours so it can gel.

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