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DIY Laundry Detergent 


Laundry detergent: (all ingredients can be purchased in the laundry and cleaning isle at Walmart) (dispenser is from Target and the bucket from Lowe’s)

The Duggar Laundry Detergent Recipe

4 cups hot tap water
1 Fels-Naptha soap bar

1 cup Arm & Hammer Super Washing Soda

1/2 cup Borax

Add 4 cups hot water to a small saucepan. Grate the Fels Naptha soap and add it to the saucepan. Heat over low heat until the soap is melted. Stir the melted soap and water to mix the solution.

Fill a 5 gallon bucket 1/2 way with hot water. Add the melted soap, Borax, and Washing Soda. Fill the bucket to the top with more hot tap water. Use a large wooden spoon to stir the mixture. Let sit overnight to thicken.

Stir, and dispense thickened soap into cleaned laundry soap dispensers (use empty containers from commercial brand laundry detergent): fill each bottle 1/2 way, then top the container off with water. Shake before use.

This liquid laundry soap recipe yields 10 gallons. For HE machines, use 1/4 cup per load. For top-loading machines, use 1/2 cup per load.


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