Homemade laundry detergent is super easy to make, and is SO much cheaper than buying store-bought detergent.
If you’re like me and have hard well water, you might want to mix in a little bit of your favorite commercial detergent into your homemade mix to add a boost of efficiency while still saving money.
A couple of notes…
You can use Ivory, Zote, Fels Naptha, or even a homemade bar of lye soap in these recipes.
If you are having trouble finding Washing Soda, you can substitute Oxyclean.
Here’s the basic recipe for homemade powdered laundry detergent:
Powdered Laundry Detergent Recipe
- 1 cup Grated Fels Naptha Soap
- 1/2 cup Washing Soda
- 1/2 cup Borax
- 1/4 cup Oxyclean optional
- Mix all together.
- Store in a sealed container
- For light load, use 1 tablespoon
- For heavy or heavily soiled load, use 2 tablespoons
Have you tried this recipe? Do you feel it works just as well as your typical laundry detergent?