Economical Homemade Liquid Laundry Soap

Recipe by Kim D.
READY IN: 35mins
YIELD: 2 quarts


  • 6
    cups water
  • 13
    bar fels naptha laundry detergent, grated
  • 12
    cup arm & hammer super washing soda laundry detergent, booster (NOT baking soda!)
  • 12
    cup 20-mule team borax laundry detergent
  • 1
    quart hot water


  • Fill a saucepan with 6 cups water and add grated Fels Naptha soap.
  • Heat on low until soap is dissolved.
  • Stir in Washing soda and borax.
  • Stir until thickened, and remove from heat.
  • Add 1 quart hot water to 2 gallon bucket.
  • Add soap mixture, and mix well.
  • Fill bucket with hot water, and mix well.
  • Set aside for 24 hours.
  • Don't forget to cover the bucket to keep small children and pets out.
  • Mixture will thicken and gel.
  • Use 1/2 cup of mixture per load.
  • If clothes are heavily soiled, use 1 cup of the mixture per load.