Liquid Laundry Detergent Recipe #1

Learn how to make your own simple Liquid Laundry Detergent – this 2 gallon recipe costs less than $0.75 to make!

3 Pints Water
1/3 Bar Fels Naptha Soap, Grated
1/2 Cup Washing Soda
1/2 Cup Borax
2 Gallon Bucket
1 Quart Hot Water
Cold Water

Dissolve Fels Naptha in 3 pints of water over low heat. Add washing soda & Borax. Stir until thickened, and remove from heat. Add 1 Quart Hot Water to 2 Gallon Bucket. Add soap mixture, and mix well. Fill bucket with cold water, and mix well. Set aside for 24 hours, or until mixture thickens. Use 1/2 cup of mixture per load.

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Melissa Burnell, known to her friends and fans as "Liss," grew up in Southern Maine, now residing in sunny South Carolina. As a busy Wife, Mother of two sons, an avid photographer, and self-employed entrepreneur, Liss understands the value of both time and money.


  1. i tried the fav soap by liz sorry if i am miss spelling. i think i whipped it. i have about 3 inches of a soapy foam on the top of my bucket and the rest is this funky looking water.

    I know that from reading other post is will be fine, but what did I do wrong??

  2. i am so looking forward to trying this home made laundry detergent. i will post my results as soon as i get them. i read someone posted that their clothes came out dingy?

    is this an issue with the home made detergent?

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