What you need:
A gallon jug - I use Arizona Tea jugs
Any type of liquid dish soap - I use Palmolive (5 tbs)
Arm & Hammer Super Washing Soda (4 tbs)
20 Mule Team Borax (4 tbs)
A measuring table spoon
Optional - funnel
*This will yield I gallon of detergent
Step 1: Add powder ingredients to jug, this is where you would use a funnel if needed.
Step 2: Slowly add hot tap water and swish until borax and washing soda is pretty much dissolved.
Step 3: Slowly add cool tap water to jug, trying not to make suds. Fill the jug almost to the top. If you use an Arizona Tea jug like the ones I have, we fill it to the date stamp. If not then about 2 inches from the top.
Step 4: Add the 5 tablespoons of dish soap, then gently swish to mix. I simply turn the jug upside down a couple times, until it looks like the dish soap is combined. Then it's ready to use! We use about a 1/4 a cup per large load.
|The Jug on the left has blue Palmolive with Oxy Clean and on the right is the regular green kind.|
We have been making laundry detergent like this for over 2 years now! Sorry I didn't share this sooner! I literally can't remember the last time we bought laundry detergent. Washing clothes for 4 people is expensive and we save so much money doing it this way, and they come out just as clean. The only thing that I missed was the smell of laundry detergent, but my wife Jes found Downy Unstopables to help with that! It's a scent booster, and since we don't have any allergies I add them and they work great!
If you try out our method for laundry detergent and you have any questions, just comment below! Let me know how it works!