Tuesday, March 15, 2011

Homemade Laundry Detergent

I was low on store bought laundry detergent and I bought it only because it was 1.20 with coupons and a great sale at Walgreens a couple months ago. I bought like 5 bottles. I usually make our laundry detergent but why with that sale. I broke down and made our usual soap but this time We did add the essential oils to it, orange scent, wow it's awesome!! If you need the recipe again here it is. I adapted it from the Duggar's recipe. Cost is only 3.15 to make 5 gallons, seriously it's too cheap not to make it.

Homemade Liquid Laundry Soap- Front or top load machine- best value

4 Cups - hot tap water
1 Fels-Naptha soap bar
1 Cup - Arm & Hammer Super Washing Soda*
½ 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 half full of hot tap water. Add melted soap, washing soda and Borax. Stir well until all powder is dissolved. Fill bucket to top 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. (will gel)

-Optional: You can add 10-15 drops of essential oil per 2 gallons. Add once soap has cooled. Ideas: lavender, rosemary, tea tree oil.

-Yield: Liquid soap recipe makes 10 gallons.

-Top Load Machine- 5/8 Cup per load (Approx. 180 loads)

-Front Load Machines- ¼ Cup per load (Approx. 640 loads)

1 comment:

  1. we LOVE our homemade laundry detergent ~ it's so inexpensive!