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How do you make your own laundry detergent?


Asked by QandA at 4:50 PM on Jul. 11, 2010 in Home & Garden

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  • 1 bar of laundry soap (zote, kirk's castile, fels-naptha, octagon, etc)
    1/2 c. washing soda
    1/4 c. borax
    Grate bar of soap and melt in 4 cups of water over med heat, stirring till completely melted. Stir borax and washing soda into hot water in 5-gal bucket. Add melted soap and stir. Fill bucket with hot water and stir. Lid and let gel 24 hrs. To use, fill container (like old liquid detergent container) 1/2 full w/ detergent and fill rest w/ water. Shake to mix. Use 5/8 c in top loader, 1/4 c in front loader. Makes 10 gal of detergent. This lasts my one friend 3-4 months, doing 2 loads of laundry a day with 4 kids. The washing soda is Arm & Hammer super washing soda, not washing powder and not baking soda.

    Answer by Christina807 at 7:04 PM on Jul. 11, 2010

  • there are several good recipes. Try joining homeade goodness. they have good recipes there.

    Answer by lovinangels at 4:51 PM on Jul. 11, 2010