I wish I had discovered how to make my own homemade liquid
laundry soap years ago! Honestly, the BEST thing I have accomplished lately. I call it an “accomplishment” (even though it is easier than buttering toast), because I feel proud of this recent challenge. Even though this recipe has been posted since the beginning of time..
I somehow missed the opportunity to get on board! This still blows my mind.
You will love the benefits of homemade laundry soap…
- Cost efficient..One of the best things about making your own laundry soap is the cost savings! This is such a brilliant way to cut down on your grocery budget that I am sure you will never look back!
- Safe for babies! Natural stain remover, fabric softener and odor remover.
- Only 3 ingredients required. No fancy list of ingredients and chemicals or skin irritants.
- Scent free! With the option to add your own
scent using essential oils.
Crisp and fresh laundry…with no compromises
Lets talk about the products:
What is it and where can I get it? Borax, also called sodium borate, is a natural occurring substance. It is a mineral, and a salt of boric acid. It is typical to find it used as a cleaning agent in a lot of natural products. You will find Borax in the laundry cleaning isle of your grocery store. I purchase mine for under $5 at Mountain Rose Herbs online. I purchase many of my natural products from there so I just make Borax part of my shipping order too.
Washing Soda is also called sodium carbonate and is made from salt and lime stone. You will also find washing soda at your local grocery store.
Below is the Duggar family laundry soap recipe that I use:
1/2 Fels-Naptha soap bar
1/2 Cup washing soda
1/4 Cup Borax
- Grate bar of soap and add to saucepan with water. Stir continually over medium-low heat until soap dissolves and is melted.
- Fill a 5 gallon bucket (approx. 10 Litres) 1/4 full of hot tap water. Add melted soap, washing soda and Borax. Stir well until all powder is dissolved. Fill bucket to half way with more hot water. Stir, cover and let sit overnight to thicken.
- Stir and fill a used, clean, laundry soap dispenser half full with soap and then fill rest of way with water. Shake before each use as it will gel and separate when it sits.
- Optional: You can add 10-15 drops of essential oil per 2 gallons. Add once soap has cooled. Some ideas for fresh smelling laundry would be: lavender, rosemary , or tea tree oil.
-Yield: Liquid soap recipe makes 5 gallons.
–Top Load Machine- 5/8 Cup per load (Approx. 180 loads)
-Front Load Machines- ¼ Cup per load (Approx. 640 loads)