How to make a DIY stain-removing liquid detergent: up to 12 liters with just a few ingredients

With the rising cost of living, household expenses like laundry products can strain the family budget, particularly for larger families. In this article, we’ll guide you through the process of creating your own liquid detergent using basic ingredients. Not only is this homemade detergent cost-effective, but it also provides excellent cleaning and stain-removing properties.


  • 3 large bars of yellow soap
  • 1 large saucepan (5 quarts)
  • 1 quart of white vinegar
  • 1.76 ounces of sodium bicarbonate
  • 10.5 cups of water (for boiling)


  1. Prepare the Soap Mixture: Start by pouring the water into the saucepan and heating it. Then, add the bars of yellow soap, cut into pieces, and mix well. Allow the mixture to cook over low heat for approximately 2 hours until the soap completely dissolves.
  2. Add Vinegar and Baking Soda: Once the soap has dissolved, add the white vinegar and sodium bicarbonate to the mixture. Stir well to ensure all ingredients are thoroughly combined.
  3. Cool the Mixture: Turn off the stove and let the mixture cool for about 30 minutes. This allows it to reach a suitable temperature for bottling.
  4. Bottle the Detergent: Carefully pour the liquid detergent into plastic bottles, filling them only up to one-third of their capacity.
  5. Dilute with Water: Fill the remaining space in the bottles with water, maintaining a ratio of 1 part detergent to 2 parts water. For example, if you have 100 ml of detergent, add 200 ml of water.
  6. Allow to Rest: Let the detergent rest for approximately 12 hours before using it. This allows the ingredients to fully integrate and settle.

Warning: Avoid adding essential oils for fragrance, as they can interfere with the detergent’s effectiveness.