Recipe to Make Laundry Liquid Soap

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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.

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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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  1. 1

    Grate 1/3 of the bar soap.

  2. 2

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

  3. 3

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

  4. 4

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

  5. 5

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

  6. 6

    Allow the liquid washing powder to set for 24 hours.

  7. 7

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

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