Homemade Laundry Detergent

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Total Time
35mins
Prep
15 mins
Cook
20 mins

Make your own laundry detergent! This is really easy and really does save money! Great for people with allergies or fragrance sensitivity. This lasts a long time!

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Ingredients

Nutrition
  • 1 bar bath soap, grated (your favorite brand, fels naptha is great)
  • 1 cup arm & hammer super washing soda laundry detergent (a laundry booster)
  • 12 cup borax
  • hot water

Directions

  1. Place grated soap in a pot.
  2. Cover with water and simmer over medium heat until all soap is melted, stirring occasionally.
  3. Pour into 5 gallon bucket.
  4. Add washing soda and borax.
  5. Add enough hot water to fill the bucket.
  6. Stir (I use a long measuring stick, but any long stick will work).
  7. Let sit overnight to gel.
  8. Use 1 cup per load.
  9. (You can pour this into old detergent containers or leave in the bucket. Please cover with a lid if leaving in the bucket to protect children and pets.).