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Homemade Laundry Detergent
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Homemade Laundry Detergent Recipe

Easy to make homemade laundry detergent recipe that cost about 4¢ a per load.
Prep Time25 mins
Total Time25 mins
Course: DIY
Keyword: DIY, Laundry Detergent
Servings: 80 Loads



  • Over a bowl, grate the bar soap on a fine cheese grater.
    Homemade Laundry Detergent - Grate Bar Soap
  • Add the 2 cups of Borax, 2 cups of Arm & Hammer washing soda and 1 cup oxygen bleach to the bowl.
    Homemade Laundry Detergent - Add Borax, Washing Soda and Oxygen Bleach
  • Stir everything well with a spoon or spatula.
    Homemade Laundry Detergent - Mix With A Spoon Or Spatula
  • In a blender, blend on high one cup at time until you have a fine powder. Dump powder into a container with a tight fitting lid. Continue with the rest of the detergent, blending in the blender one cup at a time.
    Homemade Laundry Detergent - Blend Dry Ingredients In Blender
  • Once you have done all of the detergent, stir everything up just to make sure it is all well combined.
    Homemade Laundry Detergent - Stir To Combine Once More
  • The finished product!
    Homemade Laundry Detergent - Finished Laundry Detergent


To Use: Use 1 to 2 tablespoons per load of laundry. Use 1 tablespoon for regularly soiled laundry and 2 tablespoons for heavily soiled laundry.
Yields: 5 Cups of powdered laundry detergent OR 80 tablespoons of laundry detergent. So if you are only using 1 tablespoon per load this makes enough for 80 loads of laundry!