HE Top Loading Washing Machine

HE Top Loading Washing Machine laundry detergent concentrate recipe.  In an effort to “go greener” this year, I’m going to post some of my homemade recipes for housecleaning.  The first one is the Duggar family recipe for laundry detergent.  You need to get a 5-gallon bucket, with a lid on it.  Then, I reused an old fabric softener bottle for putting my concentrate in.

Recipe for Concentrate

4 cups hot water
1 Fels-Naptha soap bar (found in Kroger, in the laundry aisle)
1 cup Arm & Hammer Washing Soda
1/2 Cup Borax
Essential oils (optional)


*Grate the bar of soap and add to saucepan with some water.  Stir until it is all melted.
*Fill a 5-gallon bucket half full of hot tap water.
*Add melted soap, washing soda and Borax
*Stir until dissolved.
*Fill the rest of the bucket to the top with hot water
*Cover and sit overnight to thicken

Next day

*Stir concentrate
*Take an empty container and fill 1/2 way with concentrate (add essential oils, if you want a scent other than lemony)
*Fill the rest of it with warm water.
*Shake before use


This gets really thick and gloppy when you make it.  It was difficult for me to get it in the used detergent bottle, at times.  Just be prepared for a mess, though this is a huge money saver!

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