How do you make homemade liquid detergent?
By RL from MO
Someone posted this on TF awhile back. I saved it for a friend, and adapted it to her reduced lifting ability and means.
Homemade Laundry Soap
Ingredients, Full Batch
2 gallons Water (hot)
1 bar Soap (grated)
2 cups Baking soda (yes baking soda not washing soda)
Ingredients, Half Batch
1 gallon water hot
½ bar soap grated
1 cup baking soda
Ingredients, Quarter Batch
½ gallon water hot
¼ bar soap grated
½ cup baking soda
* 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 ¼ to ½ cup hydrogen peroxide per load for extra whiteness.
Hope this helps. JustPlainJo
How do I keep my homemade laundry detergent from clumping? I melt the soap all the way down. It clumps and is not creamy at all.
By Jennifer from Shelbyville, KY
I stick a marble in each one of my jugs and gently shake it before each use. Works great!
I think I recently saw a recipe (I thought that it was on ThriftyFun, not sure though) for homemade laundry detergent using liquid dishwashing soap. Does anyone have it? Thank you.
By WendyD from Palm Springs, CA
I have washed many loads of clothes with only dish soap, and they turn out great! I just put a few squirts in the water until it gets all sudsy. It works great!
I need a recipe for liquid laundry detergent.
I happen to have found this receipe online recently. Haven't used it, but it was from a credited website (dont remember which) Hope it helps!
2 gallons of hot water, 1 bar of soap (grated), 2 cups of baking soda.
Melt soap in a pan with just enough boiling water to cover. Stir until completely melted. In a large pail or bucket, pour in 2 gallons of hot water. Add the melted soap. Add the baking soda and stir well. Use 1/2 cup per load or more for oversized or very soiled loads of laundry.
In what container should I store Liquid Laundry Soap? I'd like to make a nice batch for the very first time, but no one has mentioned how it should be stored, other than "in a bucket". Shouldn't it be in a container with a lid?
Denise from FL
We dont have a washer and dryer at our house so I store the batch that I make in a milk jug and pour it into our empty detergent bottle to take to the laundry mat
How do you make liquid detergent for cotton and wool fabrics?
I am looking for recipes to make liquid laundry detergent that has a bleaching effect.
By yeshiwas from Ethiopia