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
- 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