Make Cheap Laundry Detergent

Good Sudless Laundry Detergent

5 gallon bucket – I use the big bucket that came filled with cat litter
1 bar Fels Naptha soap, grated
1 cup Arm & Hammer washing soda (NOT baking soda)
1/2 cup borax
1 large pan
1 big spoon

Put 4 cups water into pan and warm on the stove until its almost boiling. While it is warming, grate the soap and add to the water. Cook soap and water (but not boiling) until the soap is melted.

Put 3 gallons of hot water into the 5 gallon bucket. Then mix in the hot soapy water and stir for awhile. Add washing soda, keep stirring, add borax and stir a few minutes.

Let mixture sit overnight to cool. It should get gelatinous and will be a nice lemony color.

Use one cupful per load of laundry.

I use the warmest water possible to wash in order to be sure the soap is dissolved and to get clothes the cleanest. This works very well on whites and light colors especially. On very dark colors, I dissolve the soap in hot water first, and then fill tub with warm to cool water.

It is a good idea to stir the soap in the big bucket before using.

This soap makes no suds at all in the wash, so don’t even look for them!

I add 1/4 cup of vinegar to a second rinse because some of us have sensitive skin and I wan’t to be sure to get all the soap out.

This recipe came from here:

How To Make Your Own Laundry Detergent – And Save Big Money
March 15, 2007 @ 10:30 am – Written by Trent

Posted in Household Recipes, Save The Earth Stuff

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