Make Your Own Liquid Laundry Soap

Tired of lugging that jug of laundry soap home from the grocery store? In addition to being a cumbersome, expensive purchase, conventional laundry soap typically contains a number of chemical ingredients that can seep into your skin and the local water supply.

Keep your clothes (and your conscience) clean by making your own natural laundry soap – we promise it’s easy!

You’ll need:

Grab a large mixing bowl and add the Dr. Bronner’s liquid castile soap. Next, add the baking soda and washing soda one at a time. Finally, add the white vinegar – and enjoy the show! (Remember making volcanoes? Baking soda plus vinegar equals foam…lots of it.) Once the foaming settles down, use a whisk, spatula or wooden spoon to stir the mixture and smooth out the clumps. Add a cup of hot water to liquify the mixture and stir some more.

(TIP: to keep your mixture from clumping, keep stirring while it cools.)

Voila, homemade laundry soap! Just 1 1/2- 2 tablespoons per load should do the trick.

For more green cleaning info, check out these toxin-free laundry tips from WellnessTimes!

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4 comments on «Make Your Own Liquid Laundry Soap»

  1. Yuris says:

    anymore because of all the ludanry piling up. It is pretty tiny (you can see it before we moved in on this post) but I am still excited about having a real ludanry room to work

  2. Julie says:

    Hi,
    Thanks for the recipe. I don’t know if I did it wrong but it came out very thick and clumpy for me. I had to add 3 more cups of hot water and everything still didn’t dissolve.
    HELP! What did I do wrong. Also, does it usually separate?
    Thanks!

    1. Hi Julie,
      Clumping is a common problem — a good way to combat that is to stir it with a wire whisk as it’s cooling. I’m going to add that tip to the post above. Let me know if that works for you! I’ve also heard of other people adding a marble or whisk ball (from a shaker cup) to their container and shaking it before use.
      Thanks for your question :)

  3. Suzanne says:

    Can this laundry soap be used in an HE machine?

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