Super Economical Laundry Soap
6 cups water
1/3 bar fels naptha laundry detergent, grated
1/2 cup arm & hammer super washing soda (NOT baking soda!)
1/2 cup 20 mule team borax laundry detergent
1 quart hot water in a 2 Gallon Bucket.
Combine 6 c. water and grated fels naptha in a large stockpot over low-med heat. Stir occasionally until fully dissolved, add in washing soda and borax, stirring until thickened. Cool slightly, (enough so it wont melt your 2 gallon plastic jug)
Remove from heat and add to the quart of hot water in the 2 gallon bucket.
This mix will gel overnight, Use 1/2 c. per load.
You can also add 20 drops of your favorite essential oil for a fresh scent if you wish.
Liss Note: This was my favorite recipe to make. I simply reused an old laundry jug I had laying around.
3 thoughts on “Super Economical Laundry Soap”
i made this and it didn’t gel. what did i do wrong? can i fix it?
i noticed the soap is separating. the top part is hard, with water underneath. it is actually so hard that i have to get the power drill out to help stir it up.
the first time i made this, it stayed creamy all the time.
are you soposed to add a qt of water at the end??????
Is this safe for HE washers? Thanks.