I stopped buying laundry products over 4 years ago and have never looked back. The cost savings to make my own is
amazing outstanding, especially for our awkwardly large family of 8. My Homemade Laundry Detergent, Homemade Shout stain remover and Homemade Fabric Softener are some of my most popular recipes because we are all tired of paying huge prices to keep our clothes clean…and because they work beautifully!
About three months ago, I was caught off guard with a laundry room overflowing with dirty clothes and absolutely none of my original Homemade Laundry Detergent. I was in trouble. My original recipe works wonders, but it does take a bit of time to make since you have to grate the Fels Naptha, melt it over stove and then let the whole mixture sit overnight before you can use it. I didn’t have that kind of time! My family needed clean undies by morning 🙂
In laundry desperation, I turned to my favorite source for these types of tips and recipes, One Good Thing by Jillee. Of course, she didn’t fail me and had a fabulously quick solution to my conundrum. I ended up adjusting her recipe a bit by making a more concentrated version and using a smaller amount in each load. I love that it just takes a couple minutes to whip up enough laundry soap to wash 65 loads. I’ve been using it for over three months and I don’t think I will go back to my old recipe. I still really love my old recipe, but the time savings for this recipe is huge for me. Plus, the result is still wonderfully clean clothes!
**YES, this soap is perfectly safe for your HE machines. I also have an HE machine and it works wonderfully! The use of both the Borax and the washing soda keeps it a low-sudsing detergent and safe for HE machines**Print
- 3/4 C Borax
- 3/4 C Washing soda
- 1/2 C Dawn dishwashing liquid
- 16 C Hot water
- In a one gallon bottle, add half of the hot water then the Borax, washing soda and Dawn. Gently agitate the mixture to combine and then add the remaining hot water. To use the laundry soap, shake the bottle well before pouring out 1/4 C of the soap for each large load of laundry. The end result will be very thin so don’t worry if you think it turned out wrong 🙂
- Serving Size: 1/4 C