Homemade Liquid Laundry Soap

Homemade Liquid Laundry Soap was one of the first things that I started making myself when I decided to become a homesteader.  I liked knowing that it is EXTREMELY cheap to make and doesn’t contain any added syntheticHomemade Liquid Laundry Soapc perfumes that make my clothes smell and my nose go crazy.

This recipe for homemade liquid laundry soap is great for both the traditional and energy efficient washing machines.    As you can see from the pictures, I have tweaked the recipe until I found something that worked for me.   That is the best thing about being a homesteader…you must be part mad-scientist when crafting homemade recipes.   Try my recipe first, but if it doesn’t work for you, tweak it.

If you happen to prefer powdered laundry soap check out this link to a homemade recipe: Laundry Soap – Powder

Recipe for Liquid Laundry Soap

Homemade Liquid Laundry Soap

  • 1 cup Baking Soda
  • 1 cup Super Washing Soda
  • 1 cup Borax
  • 1 bar Fels-Naptha, grated
  • 1 cup Dr. Bronner’s liquid Castile Soap

In a large stockpot, dump in 1 gallon tap water and the grated Fels-Naptha.  Warm the water until all the soap is melted (do not boil the soap mixture).  Remove from heat and pour into a reused 5 gallon bucket.  Fill half way with cool tap water.  Add the baking soda, washing soda, borax and Dr. Bronner’s.  Use a whisk to incorporate all ingredients.  Fill bucket the remaining way with cold water.  Allow to completely cool over night, whisk one more time.  Viola, homemade liquid laundry soap in about 10 minutes.  Use 1 cup laundry soap per load of laundry.

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