Laundry Detergent - No Grate No Cook (liquid)


3 Tablespoons Borax

3 Tablespoons Washing Soda

3 Tablespoons Dr.Bronner’s Liquid Castile Soap

4 cups boiling water(water doesn’t count as cooking, right?!:))

Cold water


1 Gallon of Detergent:

Measure 3 tablespoons borax and 3 tablespoons washing soda into a glass measure.  I like to use on with a spout.  Mix together well.  Using funnel, pour into 1 gallon jug.  Add 3 tablespoons soap.  Add 4 cups boiling water.  Swirl mixture around gently, or mix with a spoon. Then fill to the top with cold water. It will bubble up and it will also be quite runny.

2 half-gallons of Detergent:

*2 half gallon jug directions: Measure 3 tablespoons borax & 3 tablespoons washing soda in a 4 cup pyrex glass measure.  Mix. Add 2 cups boiling water.  Mix. Add 3 Tablespoons soap. Mix. Divide this mixture evenly into each 1/2 gallon jug,using a funnel.  Add 1 more cup of boiling water to each jug.  Fill each jug to the top with cold water and gently turn upside down & right side up to combine.

***DO NOT vigorously shake, as people in the comments have been burned when the steam produced too much pressure when they took the lid off.

Use 1/2 cup-1 cup per load depending on how large and how soiled the load is.

It is not a sudsy detergent, and comments in original post say it is fine for HE washers.


I grew tired of grating soap. 

I could not believe how easy this recipe was, and you won’t either!