Recipe to Make Laundry Liquid Soap

Written by angela lafollette
Recipe to Make Laundry Liquid Soap
Make your own liquid laundry soap at home to clean your dirty clothes. (laundry image by timur1970 from

Liquid laundry soap can cost a lot of money, which makes homemade laundry soap appealing to many people. Commercial laundry detergents contain chemicals that can harm the environment as well. You can make a natural and cost-efficient laundry soap at home with common cleaning ingredients. After you make the laundry soap, you can store it in a large container in your laundry room.

Grate 1/3 of the bar soap.

Bring 6 cups of water to a boil on the hob. Add the soap to the boiling water. Stir until it dissolves completely.

Add ½ cup of washing soda and ½ cup of borax to the soap and water mixture. Stir until the ingredients dissolve.

Pour 4 cups of hot water in a 2-gallon bucket. Pour in the soap mixture and stir.

Pour in an additional 5 ½ qts. of hot water and stir. Place a lid on the bucket.

Allow the liquid washing powder to set for 24 hours.

Add ½ cup of the liquid detergent to each load of laundry.

Things you need

  • Unscented Castile soap bar
  • Grater
  • 6 cups water
  • ½ cup washing soda
  • ½ cup borax
  • 4 cups hot water
  • 2 gallon bucket with lid
  • 5 ½ qts. hot water
  • Measuring cup

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