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Goat Milk Laundry Soap Recipe

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Making your own goat milk laundry soap is really very simple and it only requires three ingredients – goat milk soap, borax and washing soda!


Bar Soap Is Used To Make Laundry Detergent

Yes, you can use any type of bar soap to make your own homemade laundry soap.

It does not have to be a goat milk based soap.

While it is best to use a plain white bar of goat milk soap without plant material or other additives, I have been known to use homemade soap with very fine herbs or other materials in it because it does wash out.

I love using this laundry soap because I truly feel it gets my clothes clean.

Feel free to add some essential oils if you wish.

This is the exact recipe I use here at home.


Goat Milk Laundry Soap Recipe

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  1. Pour the boiling water over the grated soap.
  2. Stir until the soap is completely dissolved.
  3. Fill a five gallon bucket half full of hot water.
  4. Add the soapy water.
  5. Add the borax and washing soda.
  6. Stir until everything is dissolved.
  7. Fill the bucket almost to the top with hot water and stir well.
  8. Be sure to stir the mixture before you use it. It is supposed to be thick.
  9. Use 1/4 cup for small loads and a half a cup for large, heavy loads.


Note: The recommended amount of laundry soap in the directions is what I use to wash my clothes with.  You should increase – or decrease – the amount used depending on what you are washing, the size of the load and of course how soiled the clothes are. In the event your clothes are not clean enough to suit you, add more washing soda and borax – a little at a time, until you are satisfied with the results.

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Sunday 29th of October 2023

Your recipe says goat milk in ingredients but in the instructions it says grated soap. Is it milk or goats soap? And if it’s soap what soap do you use (recipe for it if you have it). Thanks

Sheri Ann Richerson

Sunday 29th of October 2023

Hi, I use goat milk soap that I make and grate it. I am sorry for the confusion. You could also use store bought goat milk soap and grate it - or regular soap if you prefer. I do have a number of soap making recipes. Here are some goat milk soap recipes you can choose from - https://experimentalhomesteader.com/goat-milk-soap-recipes/ and here are some regular bar soap recipes - https://experimentalhomesteader.com/bar-soap-recipe/ I have a mixture of soap recipes - some that are completely from scratch and some that are from melt and pour bases. I really like to make a big batch and create a base, then grate it and use it as I want. At that point, it becomes milled soap and I can add in essential oils or other additives if I want. I hope that clarifies things for you. Have a wonderful day!


Friday 23rd of November 2018

What is the consistency after you make this? Is it watery or thicker like regular laundry soap?

Sheri Ann Richerson

Friday 23rd of November 2018

It does thicken, so be sure to mix it up. I keep mine in a five gallon bucket and stir it before I scoop any out to use.

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