Homemade Liquid Laundry Soap made with Dawn Dish Soap
Save money on laundry by making this quick and easy laundry soap that uses the power of Dawn dish soap. One gallon of this frugal cleaner will wash 32 loads.
1 Sturdy Gallon Size Container
2TblDawn Dish Soap
Begin by filling your gallon size container about a quarter of the way with the hottest water you can get from your faucet.
Add the washing soda and borax to the hot water in the container.
Gently shake and swirl the container to dissolve the washing soda and borax in the water. (You may wish to put the top back on the container for this step).
Once the washing soda and borax are dissolved, fill the container the rest of the way with water. It no longer needs to be hot water at this point, and I usually just use lukewarm tap water from my faucet.
Finally, add the 2 tablespoons of Dawn dish soap. Put the top back on the container and gently shake and swirl the contents to mix things together.
To Use: Use about a 1/2 cup of this mixture for a regular size load of laundry. For larger loads use 3/4 cup. For HE machines, I would suggest using half this amount, which would be about 1/4 cup per load.
I found that recycled gallon milk jugs felt too flimsy for the hot water used in the first step of this recipe. I prefer to use a sturdy Rubbermaid gallon size drink pitcher.