Liquid Laundry Detergent

Liquid Laundry Detergent Recipe

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Okemah Barton


There are lots of recipes like this out... but I just add a bit more of the active ingredients in this four ingredient recipe, and it works marvelously!

Please use your detergent jug only for this, and mark it clearly so others won't think it's something like Kool-Aide or such.


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One gallon
10 Min


  • 1 c
  • 1 c
    washing soda
  • 4 c
    hottest tap water
  • 1 c
    dawn dish soap, blue is recommended by most
  • ·
    cold water to fill jug
  • 1
    clean gallon jug with water-tight lid for storage and mixing

How to Make Liquid Laundry Detergent


  1. Put borax and washing soda in the bottom of a gallon jug.
  2. Pour in the hot water, and swish powers around until melted and the water looks 'brackish'.
  3. Pour in Dawn Liquid and swish well.
  4. Fill in jug with cold water and swish again to mix well.
  5. Use no more than 1/4 cup in HE clothes washers. Soap may need to be slightly shaken before use as it may separate a bit.

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About Liquid Laundry Detergent

Course/Dish: Soaps
Other Tags: Quick & Easy, Healthy

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