Homemade Liquid Laundry Soap

liquid laundry soap

Homemade Liquid Laundry Soap

4 cups hot water

1 bar soap (Fels Naptha, Ivory, Castille, Zote)

1 cup Washing Soda

½ cup Borax

5 gallon bucket

  • Grate soap and add to saucepan with water. Stir over low heat till melted.
Fels Naptha soap
grated soap
adding water to soap
stirring soap
  • Fill bucket half full with hot water.
  • Add melted soap, washing soda, and borax. Stir well.
adding borax and washing soda
stirring laundry soap
  • Fill bucket to top with additional hot water. Stir well again.
finished liquid laundry soap
  • Cover and let sit overnight to gel.
  • Stir.
  • Fill an empty laundry detergent container half full with your soap and then to top with water.
  • Shake before each use.
  • Use a capful for each load and a shake or two of borax.
  • I use white vinegar in the rinse cup in place of fabric softener. Works well!

Makes 10 gallons of liquid laundry soap.

IMPORTANT: BE SURE TO STORE COVERED OUT OF REACH OF YOUNG CHILDREN! YOUNG CHILDREN HAVE DROWNED IN 5 GALLON BUCKETS. BE SAFE.

Note: One time I used Kirk’s Castille Soap with Dr. Bronner’s Hemp Lavender Soap and it did not gel. It still cleaned well though.

I have another bar of Fels Naptha in the cupboard. Once I use that I believe I will begin using Kirk’s Castille Soap since it is natural. I have doubts about the contents of the Fels Naptha as the label is very generic in its list of ingredients.

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