Homemade Laundry Detergent Recipe

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Homemade Laundry Detergent

Sarah Barnett


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*

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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
empty laundry detergent containers


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

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Soaps