Homemade DIY Liquid Laundry Soap
In a day and age where people are finding ways to save any way they can, every little bit helps, especially with something you use as often as laundry detergent. But you do not have to spend hours clipping coupons to get results. We are going to give you something much better.
What if, instead of going out and purchasing expensive, name brand detergents that only last a short amount of time before they run out, especially in a crowded household, you could just make detergent on your own? You can thank me later for this one.
The great stuff about this detergent is that not only does it give you all the benefits that full-priced, big-brand detergent does, such as smelling good, not fading your colors, and, of course, doing a good job at the cleaning part, but it also can cut your yearly expenditures on detergents and clothes-cleaning products by as much as half of what you’re currently paying.
DIY Liquid Laundry Detergent Recipe
- 1 (3 lb 7 oz) box of Arm & Hammer Super Washing Soda
- 1 (4 lb 12 oz) box of Borax
- 1 (4 lb) box of Arm & Hammer Baking Soda
- 1 (3 lb) container of OxiClean (Optional but highly recommended)
- 1-2 (55 oz) bottle of Purex Crystals Fabric Softener
- 2 (14.1 oz) bars of Zote Soap (You can also use Fels Nepta)
- Grate the Zote soap with either a cheese grater or a food processor (note: the food processor makes this step much easier).
- You can microwave the soap beforehand to dry it out and make this step even easier.
- With the soap grated, place all ingredients into a large bucket and mix thoroughly.
That is three easy steps, and we haven’t even gotten to the greatest part yet! You only need to use one to two tablespoons of this for each load, meaning that the bucket you mixed this in will last you a long time, stretching your cleaning supplies budget further than it has ever stretched before.