Back to Basics: Homemade Liquid Laundry Detergent for Only Pennies a Load

Question from Lynda A Moran, “So is there a recipe that you are wiling to share?”

Answer from Alison D. Gilbert,
“Of course, that is the whole idea of Back to Basics, to share, to educate, to inspire others.
These are the basic ingredients:
• bar of soap – Fels Naptha or Zote soap
• 20 Mule Team Borax
• Arm & Hammer Washing soda
• the fourth is essential oil for scent and optional because is smells great just with the three above ingredients

homemade laundry detergent
Basic ingredients for homemade laundry detergent

Lynda A Moran asked, “What do you do with the bar soap? Cut it up? Alison D. Gilbert answered, “Grate it and then melt it by adding to hot water on a medium light on the stove. The easiest way to learn is to read a recipe or watch one of the many videos like the samples below. Some use slightly different recipes and ingredients but all are basically the same.”

The above images from the facebook conversation. Below is the recipe from Mrs. Happy Homemaker for Homemade Liquid Laundry Detergent. She said, “Buying laundry detergent can put a dent in any budget. Let me walk you through and show you how . . .” Here is her recipe in writing.

homemade liquid laundry detergent
Mrs. Happy Homemaker’s homemade liquid laundry detergent

Below are several instructional videos. There are many, many more on YouTube. These are just a few of the one’s I have found helpful. Each one is slightly different. As you can see, making the detergent does have some science to it. But it is not rocket science. So you can improvise her and there without any problem. Good luck and enjoy your abundance of affordable homemade liquid laundry detergent.

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