Recipe to Make Laundry Liquid Soap

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'll 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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Angela LaFollette holds a Bachelor of Arts in advertising with a minor in political science from Marshall University. LaFollette found her passion for writing during an internship as a reporter for "The West Virginia Standard" in 2007. She has more than six years of writing experience and specializes in topics in garden and pets.