No-Fuss Homemade Laundry Soap (Liquid)

As promised, here is another version of homemade laundry detergent.  The other day I showed you my version for powdered laundry detergent.  That recipe is great for babies or anyone with sensitive skin, but our whole family uses it and I love it!  View that post here.

Today’s recipe I can’t take credit for.  I found this version of detergent from one of my favorite bloggers, Jill at One Good Thing by Jillie.  Her blog is so full of useful tips and tricks.  Please take a moment to visit her site here!

In Jill’s post, she has great photos telling exactly how to do each step.  It’s so simple and that’s what I love about it.  Here is her step-by-step tutorial.

This recipe is great for HE washing machines, regular machines, safe but effective on cleaning clothes, and also safe for sensitive skin.

Super Fast & Easy Homemade Laundry Detergent

This makes 1 gallon

Ingredients

  • 3 Tablespoons Borax (found in laundry aisle at most grocery stores)
  • 3 Tablespoons Super Washing Soda (found in laundry aisle at most stores)
  • 2 Tablespoons Dawn dish soap (I use the blue dawn, because it cuts through grease better than any other I’ve tried)
  • 4 cups boiling water
  • 1 gallon jug

Directions

  1. Pour 4 cups of boiling water into gallon container.
  2. Add Borax, Washing Soda, and Dawn to container.  Swirl around until all ingredients are dissolved.
  3. Let the liquid cool.
  4. Once it’s cool, fill the container almost all the way to the top with water.  Bubbles will come out the top of the container.
  5. Use about one cup for large loads.

A few extra tips for you:

* This is safe for HE machines because it is low-sudsing.

* This detergent is watery, but it cleans really well.  It even removes my husband’s grease stains from his work uniforms.  I tried making it more concentrated by using less water, but the dish soap didn’t dissolve and just sat on top of the water.

* Make 2-3 batches at a time.  Use up rate is about 16-20 loads.  But it only costs about $.17/gallon!!  (My powdered soap recipe does seem to last a bit longer.)

Give this or the powdered version a try and let me know what you think!

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