Homemade Laundry Detergent



  1. Grate the bar of soap.
  2. Heat a quart of water on the stove.
  3. Add the soap curls to the water warming until they're melted.
  4. Measure the borax and washing soda into a 5 gallon bucket.
  5. Fill up about halfway with hot water, stirring to dissolve the powders.
  6. Stir in the melted soap.
  7. Add more water to the bucket until it's about 3/4 of the way full.
  8. Cover and allow to sit for about a day.
  9. The next day, stir the gelled up soap back in.
  10. If you're boosting your laundry detergent, thoroughly stir it into bucket.
  11. Ladle your laundry detergent into containers.
  12. Use 1/2 cup of Boosted Homemade Detergent, or a cup of Regular Homemade Detergent.

Recipe by Reformation Acres at