Monday, June 15, 2009

Homemade Liquid Laundry Detergent

2 c. boiling water
1 c. grated bar soap
1 c. washing soda
1 c. borax
1 gallon warm water
5 drops essential oil of your choice (optional)

Stir grated bar soap into boiling water until dissolved
Mix in washing soda and borax until dissolved (in a large bucket if necessary)
Mix with remaining water until well mixed.
Mix in essential oil when cooled.

Store in a bucket with a lid (I used an old well-rinsed bleach bottle)

Use 1/4 c. per full load (stir/shake detergent together first, gel will separate somewhat upon standing)

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