How to make HOMEMADE WASHER SOAP - Recipes

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Did you know that the chemicals in laundry detergents and fabric softeners are very polluting? They can also damage our skin and health over time. If you want to know alternatives to these products, you will surely be interested in knowing how to make your own homemade and ecological detergent. In addition to being a detergent just as effective as those made with chemical products, organic homemade ones are much cheaper.

Therefore, at Ecologista Verde we are going to show you how to make homemade washing machine soap. Take note of these 3 recipes for organic washing machine soap and all of them without using oil, just some essential to achieve a more pleasant fragrance.

How to make washing-up liquid detergent with baking soda

How to make eco-friendly laundry soap? Well, actually, it's simple. To begin with, it must be borne in mind that products such as animal fats, glycerin and caustic soda cannot be used. There are many recipes to make this product at home, economically, ecologically and sustainably.

In this first recipe that we propose in Ecologist Verde we will use sodium bicarbonate, which is a disinfectant and stain remover, ideal for treating clothes in the washing machine. In addition, in this case we explain how to make homemade laundry detergent without used oil, since other ingredients such as essential oils will be used that will improve the smell. To learn How To Make Baking Soda Liquid Laundry Detergent, which will leave your clothes impeccable, you just need to gather the following ingredients and follow these simple steps:

Ingredients and material

  • 1.5 liters of water.
  • 75 g of Marseille type soap without glycerin.
  • 1 cup of baking soda.
  • 20 or 25 drops of essential oil of rosehip, lavender, lemon, etc. (choose the one you like best).
  • Kitchen scale.
  • Grater.
  • Large and sturdy container, like a 2L bottle.


  1. Grate the bar of Marseille or natural soap.
  2. Add the zest in the container or container in which you are going to store the homemade laundry soap when you finish it.
  3. Add the cup of baking soda.
  4. In a pot, heat the liter and a half of water and when it is boiling, pour it little by little and carefully into the bottle or container.
  5. While you pour the water little by little, stop adding it and stir or shake the bottle so that the ingredients mix well.
  6. Just pour in the water and stir, then add the drops of the essential oil of your choice.
  7. Let it finish cooling before closing the bottle and remember to shake it a bit before using each time.

Stirring is recommended for use because as days go by, some of the ingredients may separate a bit, giving the soap a strange appearance. If you see it like this, don't throw it away, just shake it and use it as usual.

Homemade laundry detergent with Lagarto soap

If you have come to this article wondering how to make a biodegradable homemade detergentYou will be interested to know that any of the 3 recipes that we propose will serve you, since all the ingredients are natural. In addition, these recipes are for homemade laundry soap for colored and white clothes and very effective for removing stains.

Next, we explain how to make liquid laundry soap with Lagarto soap, another type of natural soap, and this time without using oils.

Ingredients and utensils

  • 125 g or half a bar of Lagarto soap (if you don't have it, you can use 125 g of Marseille soap or another brand that does not contain glycerin).
  • 1 small glass or cup of coffee or 2 tablespoons of baking soda.
  • 3 liters of water.
  • Casserole or medium pot.
  • Grater.
  • 1 large bottle (more than 1 liter).
  • Heat resistant container.


  1. Grate the soap and set it aside.
  2. Prepare the heat-resistant container with the baking soda already in it.
  3. Heat the water in the pot and when it boils, take 1 or 2 glasses from it and pour them into the container with bicarbonate of soda.
  4. Stir well to dissolve the baking soda.
  5. In the pot where the water continues to boil, over low heat, add the grated soap and mix well.
  6. Without stopping stirring for 2 minutes, gradually add the bicarbonate dissolved in water and continue stirring for another couple of minutes at least.
  7. Remove it from the heat, let it cool and pour it into the bottle in which you will keep it. Now you know how to make washing machine liquid soap.

With this liquid homemade soap for washing machineIt is also necessary that when you go to use it, you shake the bottle well to make sure it is well mixed. This soap does not smell as strong and pleasant as the previous recipe, since it does not contain essential oils. If you want it to smell more, once it is cold in the bottle add about 20 drops of the essential oil you want.

The amount of detergent to use to wash clothes with these recipes is the same that you usually use with industrial products.

Homemade oil-free washing machine soap

Lastly, this recipe is to make homemade laundry soap or detergent, but there may be less liquid than the previous ones. So, if your machine does not accept this type of soap well, better use the previous recipes. In this case, we will add saponaria root, a plant with the same effect as commercial soap.

Ingredients and material

  • 50 g of powdered saponaria root.
  • 1/2 bar of natural soap.
  • 1.5 liters of water.
  • 1 cup of baking soda.
  • Pot or casserole.
  • Large bottle to store detergent.
  • Grater and strainer.


  1. Grate the bar of soap and set it aside.
  2. Put the water in the pot and as soon as it reaches the boiling point remove it from the heat.
  3. Add the saponaria root powder to the hot water and let it sit covered for 30 minutes or, maximum, 1 hour.
  4. Strain the infusion into the bottle, add the zest and baking soda and mix well. If it is too thick or it is difficult to integrate, add a glass of hot water and stir well again.
  5. Let it cool down before you cover the bottle and remember to shake it before each use.

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