I have lost my instructions for making homemade laundry detergent. Please help? Thanks.
Nelwyn from Bunkie
You can locate it online go to, how to make soap at home. Good luck.http://www.wsac.com/soaps/make-soap.htm (01/23/2009)
On my recipe for making homemade laundry detergent, I realized I wasn't too very clear in the instruction part. Here's the correct steps of adding products. Hope this makes my goofy, earlier instructions easier to understand. And if that "Bunkie" is in Louisiana, allow me to say hello neighbor, I live not far from Baton Rouge!
Melt soap, then add washing soda (PH Plus) to the soap. Borax can be added at this time to soap mixture. Then add soap mixture to hot water in bucket.
Is this recipe for the front loading washing machines that are supposed to use HE laundry soap or for top loading washing machines? Thanks.
Bobbie from Mesa, AZ (01/26/2009)
This is the recipe that I use for my top loading washer.
Laundry Powder Mix
Here's one recipe for homemade liquid laundry soap. I got the original recipe from this site for a friend. I adapted it for smaller batches because she can't lift anything heavy. Now I'm going to copy the powdered laundry soap recipe for her.
Homemade Laundry Soap Ingredients, Full Batch
Melt grated soap in a saucepan with enough hot water to cover. Cook on medium-low heat, stirring frequently until soap is melted.
In a large pail, pour hot water. Add melted soap, stir well.
Then add the baking soda, stir well again.
Use half cup per full load, 1 cup per very soiled load
Note: add 1/4 to 1/2 cup hydrogen peroxide per load for extra whiteness. (01/27/2009)
Just made the homemade laundry detergent, first time trying it, so we'll see what happens. Instead of the fels naptha bar soap, I used the castile lavender soap for an added scent. Don't know if it works as good, but am willing to try. lol I love the idea of making my own laundry detergent plus I love the idea of saving money, too. (05/18/2009)
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