Monday, April 11, 2011

Homemade Laundry Detergent

    I finally made my own laundry detergent! I love learning to make and do things on my own. It is my provision as a homemaking wife for our home . Plus, homemade laundry detergent is an incredible money saver! According to how much laundry I do per week, I've calculated the cost per year for laundry soap for us will be only about $1.75 (the powders will last for years so the cost factor for those is just cents). I saw an ad in a circular for store brand detergent for $17 for the same 2.5 gallon container...I think I'll make my own. I'm a firm believer in working towards debt free living and saving for the future, and this is just one means for doing just that. A penny saved is a penny earned!

Grate  Fels Naptha soap (or Ivory)

Melt soap

Measure  washing soda &  borax.

Pour all ingredients into a container. (I reused a laundry detergent container for ease.)
Allow the mixture to sit overnight. Shake well before each use. 


  1. What is the recipe?? I would love to try that!


  2. I'll definitely have to try that, thanks!

  3. Let's try that again. I realized last night that I left out an important part. haha. Okay, I use 1/4 c. washing soda, 1/8 c. borax, and 1/4 of a bar of Fels Naptha. Melt the grated soap in 1 c. water on the stove. After pouring all the ingredients into the dispensing container, fill the rest of it with water. This will make about 2.5 gallons at a time. Top loading washers will take 5/8 c. per load (one full cap of the dispener pictured above). A front loading washer will take only 1/2 c. Okay, I think that's everything. Email me if you have any further questions. :)


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