July 28, 2012

Homemade Liquid Laundry Detergent

4  Cups hot tap water
1  Fels Naptha soap bar
1 Cup Arm and Hammer Washing Soda                       
1/2 Cup Borax
5 gallon bucket with lid                                         
Large paddle for stirring  (I use a piece of an old wooden broom handle)

Grate bar of Fels Naptha and add to water in sauce pan. Stir continually over medium-low heat until soap dissolves and is melted.

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 hot tap water. Stir, cover and let sit over night. It will thicken.

Stir then fill a used, clean, laundry soap container half full with water and then fill rest of way up the soap mixture. Shake before each use.

Yield: Liquid soap recipe makes 10 gallons.

Top Load Machine ~ 3/4 to 1 cup per load Approx. 170 loads

Front Load Machines ~ ¼ Cup per load Approx. 640 loads

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