DIY Liquid Laundry Detergent


• 4 cups hot boiled water

• 1 Bath Bar

• 1 cup washing soda (not the same as Baking Soda, you’ll find it on the detergent isle in most stores)

• 1/4 cup Borax

• 30 drops Lavender essential oil

• 30 drops Lemon essential oil

• 30 drops Grapefruit OR Clove essential oil


1 Grate the soap bar using the coarse side of you cheese grater.

2 Combine the soap flakes and hot water in a large saucepan.  Stir over medium-low heat until the soap is melted.

3 Fill the 5 gallon bucket half full with very hot water.

4 Add the melted soap mixture, the washing soda, and the borax.  Stir until all the powder is dissolved.

5 Fill the rest of the bucket with very hot water.  Stir, cover and let sit overnight to thicken.

6 The next morning, stir the essential oils into the laundry soap mixture.

7 Transfer you detergent to a bunch of clean used laundry jugs



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