Homemade Laundry Soap That Works

How to Make Homemade Laundry Soap That Works

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

homemade laundry soap

Safe for all fabrics and dependable for removing stains. A little of the homemade laundry detergent 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 can be found in the laundry aisle of most any grocery store.


How To Make Cheap Laundry Detergent

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.

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 and scooped out with a cup. Use between ½ cup and a full cup of detergent, depending on laundry load size.



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4 Responses to “Homemade Laundry Soap That Works

  • 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.

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

      • 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)

  • 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.


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