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The basic ingredients for laundry soap are bar soap, borax and washing soda. Baking soda, oxygen based bleach and scented crystals such as Purex Crystals can also be added to the mix.


To make a homemade laundry soap, dissolve a grated zero percent superfatted bar soap into boiling water, dissolve borax and baking soda into the boiling mixture, and further dissolve the mixture into more hot water. It takes 45 minutes to complete this project.


To make liquid laundry detergent, combine 1/3 to 1/2 cup of liquid Castile soap, 1/2 cup of washing soda and 1/2 cup of Borax in a 2-gallon bucket. Fill the bucket with hot water, and mix the detergent well before using.


Laundry detergent can be used to wash dishes in either a sink or a dishwasher; however, it is not a good idea to use laundry detergent to wash dishes. Using laundry detergent in a dishwasher may void the dishwasher's warranty.


The best laundry detergent for clothing depends on the type of stain that needs to be removed. Detergents with ingredients that can get rid of tough stains while giving laundry a pleasant scent, while not irritating skin, are preferable as well.


Shoppers can receive free laundry soap coupons by registering for coupons and special offers through manufacturer websites, according to the Arm & Hammer and Tide websites. Shoppers can also find coupons through the P&G Brand Saver website for P&G brands, including Tide...


PopSugar and MommyPotamus.com each have recipes for liquid laundry soap. PopSugar's recipe is a slightly diluted form of Dr. Bronner's Castille soap mixed with washing soda, whereas the MommyPotamus.com recipe combines the essence of soap nuts and a mildly acidic compon...