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Making Laundry Detergent at Home

To make liquid laundry detergent, which goes further anyway, cut this recipe in half
1/2 c bar soap grated
1/2 c borax
1/2 c washing soda
boil 2 cups water, add the grated soap slowly to dissolve, turn the heat down you dont want the soapy water to boil.
once completely dissolved add it to a large container, preferably a laundry container that holds at least 60 loads or more or a container with a wide mouth so you can stir, add the borax and washing soda. make sure there are no clumps of either of these two ingredients.
add an additional 8 cups hot water to soapy mixture stir until all the powder is dissolved, let sit 24 hours, i like coming back every hour or so when im awake and stirring but you don’t have to. after the 24 hours the mixture will be very gelatinous, stir it really well, try to break up the clumps and get it to where its pour able.
use about 1/4 cup for reg to large loads, 1/2 cup for heavily soiled loads
this makes about 44 loads if you use only 1/4 cup and costs .63 cents a batch depending on how cheap the ingredients where for you, it cuts the above recipe in half, and still has about the same amount of washers so you can double the recipe making it the exact same as above and make 88 loads. the recipe above is only 60 at most.

To make liquid laundry detergent, which goes further anyway, cut this recipe in half
1/2 c bar soap grated
1/2 c borax
1/2 c washing soda
boil 2 cups water, add the grated soap slowly to dissolve, turn the heat down you dont want the soapy water to boil.
once completely dissolved add it to a large container, preferably a laundry container that holds at least 60 loads or more or a container with a wide mouth so you can stir, add the borax and washing soda. make sure there are no clumps of either of these two ingredients.
add an additional 8 cups hot water to soapy mixture stir until all the powder is dissolved, let sit 24 hours, i like coming back every hour or so when im awake and stirring but you don’t have to. after the 24 hours the mixture will be very gelatinous, stir it really well, try to break up the clumps and get it to where its pour able.
use about 1/4 cup for reg to large loads, 1/2 cup for heavily soiled loads
this makes about 44 loads if you use only 1/4 cup and costs .63 cents a batch depending on how cheap the ingredients where for you, it cuts the above recipe in half, and still has about the same amount of washers so you can double the recipe making it the exact same as above and make 88 loads. the recipe above is only 60 at most.

How To Make Homemade Laundry Detergent

  • January 14, 2009 at 9:43 am by April

    Cup of borax, cup of washing soda, grind a bar of soap in the food processor. Takes no time at all to make, saves on packaging/waste, and I use a locally-made bar of soap, usually with a fragrance. Not sure why someone else said the homemade stuff didn’t make their clothes smell good, unless they mean that artificial Tide fragrance, which breaks my skin out in rashes. Yuck.

    I don’t rewash baggies, but I avoid using them in favor of Pyrex or other reusables. There should be a distinction in this post about frugal, cheap, and environmentally friendly.

    I buy quality in almost all areas–clothes, food, tools, etc.–but they are well-researched purchases and I make darn sure I’m getting the best price I can find and that it is a NEED…that’s frugal. Cheap would be going to Wal-Mart and buying something that will fall apart in a month. I make laundry detergent because it is environmentally friendly, and since the soap is made locally, I’m supporting a local business, instead of Proctor and Gamble. I’m not counting the pennies I’m saving with the detergent. I don’t care. It’s not the point.

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  • How to make homemade laundry detergent cheap!

    So many people have posted about not finding Super Washing Soda, I thought I’d make my own comment to say what I said in reply to one person….Go to your pool supply store. Washing soda is sodium carbonate, commonly known as soda ash. You can get it at any pool supply store, it is used to regulate ph in swimming pools. :) I don’t use your recipe (I may try it one day), but I have been making laundry detergent for about 2 years now and I love the fact that I can wash clothes for myself and 4 children for about…$6 a year in detergent costs!

    Hello!! Thank you so much for this awesome recipe :), I have been wanting to make laundry detergent for a while now, and decided to go with your recipe. I must admit that I was very skeptical at first to all homemade detergents but based on the comments, I decided to go with yours, and I’m so glad I did. I made 1/4 of the recipe just to try it out, and used LA’s totally awesome oxygen base cleaner which you find for $1.00 a pound at Dollar Tree stores instead of OxiClean. The totally awesome cleaner turned out to be the orange one, which I had to look up on line, when I opened the container and found that it was wasn’t white, like it usually is. I used it anyways with the rest of the recipe,and was so excited when my clothes came out clean, smelling great and soft. Thanks so much, it saves time and money!!