CleanersLiquid Laundry Detergent Bulk Recipe

Liquid Laundry Detergent Bulk Recipe

Liquid Laundry Detergent Bulk Recipe

This liquid laundry soap detergent bulk recipe is absolutely fabulous with amazing cleaning power – I love the stuff! I have been making my own homemade liquid laundry soap detergent for over a year now.   I’m hooked on it’s truly amazing cleaning power , great scent and the money I save.

The Homestead Survival


4  Gallons Water

1 1/2  Fels Naptha Bar Soap

1  1/2 Cups Super Washing Soda

30  drops of your favorite essential oil


5 Gallon Bucket with a Gamma (screw top) lid

The screw top lid is so much easier to use, safer around small children and pets.


Unwrap Fels Naptha bar soap and grate it,

Place grated soap in a simmering  saucepan half full with water on low heat.

Stir slowly until dissolved on low heat.

Fill five gallon bucket with hot water, and add the dissolved soap from saucepan into the bucket..

Stir for two minute to combine.

Add 1 1/2 cup washing soda and stir again for two  minutes to combine.

As it cools the mixture will thicken to easily pourable consistency.

You can now add essential oil and stir to combine once mixture is completely cool.

Use 1 cup per load.

It is ready to use and save you money each load.

This mixture really does not go bad and if your making it in bulk…. it is because you do a lot of laundry in your household.

I (Memphis) do not have a septic tank and have no experience with one so when a comment was posted to our Facebook page…. I thought to pass it on.
Tina (The Homestead Survival reader ) – says:This recipe is not septic tank safe!!! The gel will re-gel in your tank and lines.  Will cause costly repairs!!!


Melissa Francis
Melissa Francis
Greetings! I'm Melissa Francis, the founder and primary contributor to The Homestead Survival. With over 20 years of experience in homesteading, sustainability, and emergency preparedness, I've dedicated my life to helping others achieve a simpler, more self-reliant lifestyle.

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