Homemade Liquid Laundry Soap


"My sister shared this laundry soap recipe with me and I couldn't wait to try it. This is such a cost savings over commercial laundry soaps. Add your favorite essential oil to customize your own scent. With the economy the way it is we have to save money any way we can."
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24 h servings
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Original recipe yields 180 servings

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  1. - Grate bar of soap and add to saucepan with water. Stir continually over medium-low heat until soap dissolves and is melted.
  2. -Fill a 5 gallon bucket half full of hot tap water. Add melted soap, washing soda and Borax. Stir well until all powder is dissolved. Fill bucket to top with more hot water. Stir, cover and let sit overnight to thicken.
  3. -Stir and fill a used, clean, laundry soap dispenser half full with soap and then fill rest of way with water. Shake before each use. (will gel)
  4. -Optional: You can add 10-15 drops of essential oil per 2 gallons. Add once soap has cooled. Ideas: lavender, rosemary, tea tree oil.
  5. -Yield: Liquid soap recipe makes 10 gallons.
  6. -Top Load Machine- 5/8 Cup per load (Approx. 180 loads)
  7. -Front Load Machines- ¼ Cup per load (Approx. 640 loads)


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