Homemade Laundry Detergent

Homemade Laundry Detergent

Here’s a simple solution to expensive laundry detergent try homemade laundry detergent with 3 simple ingredients. I got this recipe from diynatural.com and tried it this weekend. This was simple, fun and saves money.


The recipe on diynatural.com used 1 cup of Arm & Hammer Super Washing Soda, 1 cup of 20 Mule Team and 1 bar of Fels-Naptha but since this has a great shelf life I made a bigger batch.  They recommended 1 tablespoon per load or 2 – 3 for larger or heavily soiled loads.  I am sure this is a powerful detergent but 1 tablespoon seemed skimpy, so I increased my amount.


Depending on how much you use this detergent it can be as low as $0.16 per load.  Although cost was a factor in my decision to go with homemade laundry detergent; I also enjoyed knowing what ingredients were used.  Keep in mind your clothes cover your skin, decreases skin absorption by using products with the least amount of chemicals.


Problem: Laundry Detergent

Simple Solution: DIY Homemade Laundry Detergent.


Homemade Laundry Detergent

Arm & Hammer Super Washing Soda

Ingredient 1: Arm & Hammer Super Washing Soda

The best thing about Arm & Hammer Super Washing Soda in your Homemade Laundry is that it is an all natural product.  It is considered a laundry detergent booster and household cleaner.



20 Mule Team Borax

20 Mule Team Borax

Ingredient 2: 20 Mule Team Borax

The 20 Mule Team Borax used in your Homemade Laundry Detergent provides 4 benefits.  Borax is a booster, controls odor, fights stains, and 100 percent natural.

Ingredient 3: Fels-Napth

Fels-Naptha Laundry Bar

Fels-Naptha Laundry Bar Soap

Fels-Napth found in the laundry detergent in the grocery store is the final ingredient in the Homemade Laundry Detergent.  Fels-Napth manufacturer claims it is most effective for it’s stain removal ability with chocolate, baby formula, perspiration and make-up.  Since this comes in a bar form, grating is required.  I used my food processor. 



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