DIY Liquid Laundry Soap
Just in case you run out of laundry soap (or want to make a cost-effective detergent in the scent you like best), make your own with a few household ingredients.
I wasn’t happy with the recipes for homemade liquid laundry detergent I was finding so I played around a little with the measurements & made my own. Buying laundry detergent can put a big dent in any budget, and making my own is one way where I save the bucks. Making your own detergent accounts for some enormous savings! You can also purchase the ingredients, or you may already have them at home. You can also use essential oil for scent, but that’s completely optional. The essential oil adds nothing to the cleaning power, but does give it a nice smell if you’d like to have it. If you do want the added scent, I really like using orange essential oil because of the clean smell that it has.
Here’s what you need:
- Arm & Hammer Super Washing Soda (NOT baking soda)
- 5.5oz Fels-Naptha Soap (you can also use Zote or castile soap – about the same amount, you don’t have to be exactly precise)
- 5 gallon bucket