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Homemade Laundry Soap That Works

homemade laundry soap that works 3 ingredient cheap laundry soap recipe work for high efficiency washer too

How to Make Homemade Laundry Soap That Works

Want to save money by making your own cheap laundry detergent? This homemade laundry soap that works recipe will make a almost four gallons of fabric cleaning laundry detergent for under one dollar a gallon.

cheap laundry soap recipe

Safe for all fabrics and dependable for removing stains. A little of the homemade homemade laundry soap that works can be used as laundry spot treatment Then wash garment as usual for stain removal.

Ingredients Needed for Cheap Laundry Detergent Recipe

Fels Naptha Heavy Duty SoapFels Naptha Heavy Duty SoapClick HereWashing SodaWashing SodaClick Here20 Mule Team Borax20 Mule Team BoraxClick Here5 Gallon White Bucket & Lid5 Gallon White Bucket & LidClick Here

 These three items need for this homemade laundry soap that works can be found in the laundry aisle of most any grocery store.

 

How To Make Homemade Laundry Soap that Works

Simple to make.

Start with a large sauce pan.  Then combine four cups of water and Fels Naptha soap. Be sure to grate the Fels Naptha with a cheese grater first. After that, add the washing soda and borax. Cook over medium heat until the Fels Naptha soap dissolves. Then reduce heat and let boil gently for 20 minutes, stirring occasionally.

Once the 20 minutes has elapsed, turn off heat and add six cups of cold water to the mixture and stir until thoroughly blended. Next, pour soapy mixture into a 5 gallon, plastic bucket, then add exactly 22 more cups of water and stir thoroughly to combine. The laundry detergent will be thick and gelatinous. Should you want it to smell nice add essential oils to the homemade laundry detergent at this stage.

How To Use Homemade Laundry Soap that Works

That’s all there is to making cheap laundry detergent. If the 5 gallon bucket has a lid, the laundry detergent can be kept in the bucket. Scoup out with a cup when ready to use. Use between ½ cup and a full cup of detergent, depending on laundry load size.

Homemade Soap

After you get done making this homemade laundry soap that works, try your hand at homemade soap. This simple goats milk soap recipe is easy to make. And makes a great gift for the holidays.

 

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Hart Nana started out a world traveler living in cities and discovered her love of country living later in life. She loves to share her homesteading adventures and what she has learned in hopes that it might better your life and encourage you.

4 thoughts on “Homemade Laundry Soap That Works

  1. Can you use this in an HE washing machine? We keep trying to stitch away from Tide, but every other soap messes up our washer.

    1. Yes you can, we have used this for months in our HE washer.

      1. Hey Katherine, thanks for the personal testimony…I am ashamed to say I had to ask a friend what an HE washer was LOL (high efficiency for those of you, who like me, have no idea what an HE is)

  2. Bailey, I’m not sure..the homemade laundry soap doesn’t have many “chemicals” in it and is not powdered. It is also pretty diluted by the time you use it. You could always mix it with water so that it is liquid (more liquid than it already is) and then just pour it over your clothes to wash.

    ~Jill

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