DIY Homemade Laundry Detergent

DIY Homemade Laundry Detergent {The Abundant Wife}

My husband, Brad, has been urging me to try a recipe he found for DIY Homemade Laundry Detergent for some time.  We are not only a family of five, but we also cloth diaper our children, so we go through a lot of laundry.  I was able to pick up all three ingredients (yes, only three!) at our local Win-Co grocery store in the laundry aisle.  Brad shaves the bar soap, combines the ingredients in a plastic storage container, and then adds 1-2 Tbsp per load.

DIY Homemade Laundry Detergent

  • 1 Bar (4.5 ounces) of shaved bar soap (Ivory, Zote, Fels-Naptha)
  • 1 Cup of Borax
  • 1 Cup of Washing Soda

Directions: Stir together for 5 minutes.  Add 1-2 Tbsp per load.

Have you ever tried making homemade laundry detergent?

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9 Responses to “DIY Homemade Laundry Detergent”

  1. Jess says:

    Did you just start doing this, or have you been doing it for a while? How does this work for you? I was just thinking about this again today as I was doing laundry and realizing it is time again to buy more detergent.

  2. Trish says:

    I’ve been using it several months now. We have well water, so I add the softening crystals. And we have an HE washer. No problems with it for that either 🙂

  3. Kristy says:

    I’ve been thinking about trying something like this myself! We’re about out of our current detergent, so maybe I’ll give it a try. Tis seems alot easier than some of the recipes I’d seen.

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