Hey ya’ll! Today Jordan and I wanted to share with you how to make liquid laundry detergent! This stuff is super cheap around $.005 per load. One batch yields about 240 loads so you won’t have to make this very often. The real question is does it work? Heck yes! I’ve been using this for over a year (don’t ask why it has taken so long to do the tutorial 🙂 and it works great. If there is only two of you in your house you can split the batch with a friend or neighbor! That’s what Jordan and I did. Or you can give it as a gift like I did here.
1 cup borax
1 cup washing soda
1 bar Fels Naptha soap or other non foamy soap (You can find all the ingredients in laundry aisle)
1 or 2- 5 gallon buckets
Put a large pot of water on the stove to boil. Grate soap. Slowly add soap and turn down the heat to medium low. Once melted slowly add in borax and washing soda. Stir until dissolved. Add to the 5 gallon or 2- 5 gallon buckets and then fill it completely up with very warm water stirring half way and when your done filling. Wait a few hours for it to cool down and mix well again. Can take 8 to 24 hours to completely set up.
Use 1/3 cup of laundry detergent per load for big loads. It will not produce a lot of bubbles! You may notice after you have used it for awhile that it will start to get thick chunks, just mix it again with a whisk or stick blender.
Side notes: You can use this in cold water. I only use cold water to wash my clothes (saves energy). I have read other places that say that this can be used in HE washers.
Have you made laundry detergent before? What’s your experience?