Monday, September 19, 2011


I've been wanting to make this homemade laundry soap and since I had
so much Borax left over from the day we made slime, I figured now was the time. 

Homemade Laundry Soap

1 bar of soap (any kind you want)
1 cup of Borax
1 cup of washing soda
a big pot ( that holds more than 2 gallons)
a grater
a funnel
a long spoon
2 empty gallon jugs/containers

Grate your bar of soap into your pot.

Fill one gallon jug and pour water into pot with grated soap. Cook until the grated soap dissolves.

Add the Borax and washing soda.

Bring to a boil. It will coagulate.

Turn off the heat. Add 1 gallon of cold water. Stir well.

Pour 1 gallon of your detergent into each container.

A funnel helps tremendously.

Now you have 2 gallons of homemade laundry detergent. I use 1/2 cup per load. With the prices of detergent being outrageous, I feel really happy every time I make a batch of this.

This won't make many, if any, suds. Suds don't equal clean. It took a while to get that into my head. This detergent cleans wonderfully!

Happy washing!

estimated cost is $6.00 for 576 loads (depending on soap used and amount used per load, One BOX of Borax and Washing soda)


Amy said...

I am running low on laundry detergent so I'm going to pick up the supplies i need to make this instead of buying what I normally would. I'm excited to try! Thanks.

Royall said...

I've been using homemade powder laundry detergent which uses pretty much the same ingredients. I think I'll try the liquid one to compare when I run out of the powder.