homemade liquid laundry detergent

Homemade Liquid Laundry Detergent

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How to Make Liquid Laundry Detergent

With this homemade liquid laundry detergent you can get your family’s laundry clean without the harsh chemicals and toxins of commercial laundry detergents. In this tutorial you will learn how to make toxin and chemical free liquid laundry detergent.

Why Make Liquid Laundry Detergent

A major reason I make our laundry detergent besides it being toxin and chemical free is because it is super inexpensive to make. With a few ingredients and little bit of your time you can have your own homemade liquid laundry detergent too.

With this recipe you can make a five gallon bucket of liquid laundry detergent for less then five dollars.

Supplies

  • 5 gallon bucket with lid
  • Cheese Grater

Ingredients

  • 1 cup Borax
  • 1/2 cup Washing Soda
  • 1 bar Fels-Naptha Soap
  • 30 drops of Essential Oils

How to Make Homemade Liquid Laundry Detergent

  1. Shred the soap bar with the cheese grater.
  2. Put the grated soap in a pot with 2 cups of water and heat. Stir mixture constantly until the soap is all melted.
  3. Fill the 5 gallon bucket of water half full of water. Add the washing soda and borax to the melted soap water mixture. Stir until dissolved.
  4. Add soap mixture to water in 5 gallon bucket and 30 drops of essential oil and stir.
  5. Let the mixture sit overnight with the lid on.

How to Make Homemade Liquid Laundry Detergent

With this homemade liquid laundry detergent you can get your family’s laundry clean without the harsh chemicals and toxins.
Prep Time5 mins
Active Time10 mins
Total Time15 mins
Yield: 5 Gallons

Equipment

  • 5 gallon bucket
  • Cheese Grater

Materials

  • 1 bar Fels-Naptha Soap
  • 1 cup Borax
  • 1/2 cup Washing Soda
  • 30 drops Essential Oil

Instructions

  • Shred the soap bar with the cheese grater.
  • Put the grated soap in a pot with 2 cups of water and heat. Stir mixture constantly until the soap is all melted.
  • Fill the 5 gallon bucket of water half full of water. Add the washing soda and borax to the melted soap water mixture. Stir until dissolved.
  • Add soap mixture to water in 5 gallon bucket and 30 drops of essential oil and stir.
  • Let the mixture sit overnight with the lid on.

Notes

Use a 1/2 cup of homemade liquid laundry detergent per load

Use a 1/2 cup of homemade liquid laundry detergent per load. Making laundry detergent is a quick and easy way to inexpensively wash all your family’s laundry without all the toxins and chemicals. Also check out how to make homemade foaming hand soap if you like chemical and toxin free cleaning products. If you like this post please share.


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