August 13, 2010


A while back we ran across a "recipe" for laundry detergent from the Duggar family.  It is inexpensive.  Smells wonderful and is super easy to make.  Keep in mind that this is a recipe for liquid laundry detergent.
Step 1.  Assemble supplies
Step 2. Read instructions carefully
Step 3. Shred soap

Step 4. Add shredded soap to hot water and stir, stir, stir!  
Step 5. Add Borax and Baking powder to soap mixture, stir well until Borax and Baking powder are dissolved

Step 6. Pour soap mixture into laundry detergent container
Step 7. Add Orange oil (essential oil) to detergent soap

Step 8. Shake detergent soap well, add hot tap water to "top it off" and let sit (it will be extremely hot, so beware).  After it has sat for a while it will gel, and before each use, you will need to shake it a bit and then pour onto awaiting laundry.
*Please note that this is a rendition of the Duggar's original recipe, I didn't follow the exact instructions because I was not making 5 gallons of laundry detergent.  If you want to read the original recipe and see others, click here.

Yours for happy, inexpensive and (healthy to boot) homemaking!


  1. This is Mom. The detergent seems to work well, and smells good, to boot! Thanks for all the trouble you go to in order to keep our household running smoothly. Love you.

  2. Love you too! I enjoy trying my best at housework. :)


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