I adapted my popular washing powder recipe to create this liquid laundry detergent version, purely for those of you who have machines that don’t take powder. It’s a slightly messier and longer process to make and I personally prefer the powder (but my machine takes either). In saying that, this is a great liquid that produces great results.
In fact, I can’t tell the difference in results between powder/liquid. And with no soap suds, this formula is suitable for front and top loader washing machines.
Liquid Laundry Detergent
Makes: 6.9 lt Prep time: < 5 min.
My Choice of Essential Oils
My favourite essential oils in this recipe are lemon and eucalyptus, but don’t be limited by my suggestions. Use oils that fit your budget, or those that you already have in your collection. Read here for more information on essential oils.
1. Make a batch of Soapberry Master Stock. Don’t allow it to cool.
2. Pour hot master stock and hot water into a bucket and mix until combined.
3. Add remaining ingredients and mix until powdered ingredients have dissolved.
4. Transfer into container of choice.
Pour approximately 1 cup of liquid directly into washing machine or designated compartment. If you’re using essential oils, add to liquid before pouring into machine. Wash on your usual setting; warm water is only marginally more effective than cold. Check out my Fabric Softener recipe too. Shake well prior to each use.