I’ve been wanting to make my own laundry detergent for some time now, just wasn’t sure where to start. Then awhile back, LaFountain Farms posted on facebook that she had made laundry detergent, and she shared her recipe. To make it even better, it is a liquid detergent rather then powder, and for some unknown reason that is what I prefer. So guess what? I made laundry detergent today, and I can tell you that it was much easier then I thought.
How To Make Laundry Detergent:
1 Cup Borax
1 Cup Super Washing Soda
1 Bar Fels Naptha Soap (all was found together in the laundry aisle at the grocery store).
Fill a 5 gallon bucket with hot water, take out a pitcher of water and put in large pot and boil. Grate the bar of soap and slowly add to boiling water, slowly and stirring the whole time, it will suds up if you go to fast. Boil that soap until it is all melted. While that is boiling, add the two powders to the bucket and stir.
When soap is melted, add to bucket and stir good. Put the lid on and let sit overnight, it will gel up by morning. Then give it another good stir. Makes 5 gallons of concentrated soap, so then you can put this in an old soap bottle or milk jug and mix half and half with water. Shake it real good when you use it, as it will gel up again.
You can add smelly oils if you like, but I like it the way it is.