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Self Sufficiency: Homemade Laundry Soap (Dev’s recipe)

From: Kultured Karaite

by Devorah Daniel


  • For a 1 gallon container
  • 1/3 Cup Washing Soda (different than baking soda)
  • 1/3 cup Borax
  • Mix together and add HOT water to almost fill container
  • Continue mixing until dissolved
  • Add 1/3 Cup Dr Bronner’s liquid castille soap ( I use the Lavender)
  • Mix well again
  • Shake or stir together before using.  I use 1/2 cup per load but you can use up to a cup for heavier loads and for soaking in the washer.

Here is my soap in a one gallon container and I just shook it to use it.   As you can see I have really been after the laundry this past couple of weeks!
You can use 1/2 Cup of clear (white) vinegar in your wash for whites or for loads that may have grease.  Your clothes won’t take up the odor.