Liquid Laundry Detergent

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This is a great recipe that you can use to save money and help cut down on the chemicals you use around the house. It makes a beautiful creamy mixture. To make it even smoother you can mix it with a paddle mixer on a drill or in smaller batches with a stick blender. I just mix it up with a length of wood I had sitting around and its a bit chunky but still works great. It’s really worth a try – even if you only choose to use it on your towels and sheets! It will save you heaps of money!

Front loader friendly too!

Ingredients for Homemade Liquid Laundry Detergent

  • 1 cup Borax (sodium borate) found in the laundry aisle of most supermarkets
  • 1 cup Washing Soda (sodium carbonate) is available in the laundry aisle of most supermarkets
  • A bar of natural and organic soap – I like to use a highly scented soap so the end result smells beautiful!

10 steps to make Homemade Liquid Laundry Detergent

  1. Ask your local bakery for a leftover 20 litre bucket with a lid. They might give it to you for free. Or you can purchase one from Bunnings.
  2. Grate the bar soap with a cheese grater or food processor.
  3. Put @17 litres of hot water into a 20 litre bucket. Dissolve the borax and washing soda in a separate 1 litre of hot water and add to the bucket of water. Stir to combine.
  4. In a large saucepan, heat 2 litres of water until simmering.
  5. Pour grated soap in and slowly stir until dissolved.
  6. Pour hot soap mixture into the 20 litre bucket and stir well.
  7. Put lid on tightly and leave overnight.
  8. The next day, remove lid and stir again.
  9. Pour into bottles and store with your washing machine.
  10. Use 1/2 to 1 cup per load, depending on how dirty the clothes are.

Please Note:

If you are concerned using Borax in this recipe and prefer not to use it, just add an extra 1/2 cup of washing soda in its place. Or you can also substitute it for 1 cup of Liquid Castille soap if you like.





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