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Homemade liquid laundry soap

Ingredients:

5-7 ounce bar laundry soap, i.e. Zote, Kirklands Castile, Fels Naptha

borax

washing soda

essential oil (if wanted)

hot water

 

Equipment:

Clean 5-gallon bucket with fitted cover (I purchased one at True Value)

kettle and spoon

long handled stirring implement...spoon, whisk

empty laundry soap jugs

canning funnel

 

Procedure:

Grate 5-7 oz. soap, and add the shreds to kettle with 4 C. HOT water.  Heat on medium heat and stir until completely melted. Fill the 5 gal. bucket half way with hot water, pour in the melted soap, and stir.  Stir in 1 C. Borax and 1 C. washing soda. Add 20-30 drops of essential oil if you wish. Fill the bucket to the 5 gallon mark with warm water.  Stir again, snap on the lid and let sit 24 hours. Stir well and pour into your empty laundry soap containers, using the canning funnel.  

Use about 1 C. liquid to a large load, top loading machine.  You can experiment with your machine. Also, if it seems chunky or gloppy when you put in the laundry soap jugs, no worries.  It will still clean your clothes.




Procedure:

Grate 5-7 oz. soap, and add the shreds to kettle with 4 C. HOT water.  Heat on medium heat and stir until completely melted. Fill the 5 gal. bucket half way with hot water, pour in the melted soap, and stir.  Stir in 1 C. Borax and 1 C. washing soda. Add 20-30 drops of essential oil if you wish. Fill the bucket to the 5 gallon mark with warm water.  Stir again, snap on the lid and let sit 24 hours. Stir well and pour into your empty laundry soap containers, using the canning funnel.  

Use about 1 C. liquid to a large load, top loading machine.  You can experiment with your machine. Also, if it seems chunky or gloppy when you put in the laundry soap jugs, no worries.  It will still clean your clothes.