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How to make your own laundry detergent


I am excited to share with you how to make your own laundry detergent.  I am in love with non toxic laundry detergent! I hope you love this recipe too!  It is not for an HE Washer so be sure to use it in a traditional washer.  If you chose to try it in an HE (I did) I used 1 TBSP and it worked well for me.  I purchased my supplies at Kroger (except the essential oils).

How to make your own laundry detergent
  • 4 cups of water
  • ⅓ bar of cheap soap, grated
  • ½ cup washing soda (not baking soda)
  • ½ cup of Borax (20 Mule Team)
  • 5-gallon bucket for mixing
  • 3 gallons of water
  • optional - add essential oils for additional disinfection and aroma.
  1. Combine together and use ¼ cup per load (this is not for HE)

The total cost per load is around 2 cents!

Our reader Cecilia shared this recipe and money saving tip with us!  If you have made your own laundry detergent or have a money saving tip we would love to hear about it!


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  1. dawn says

    the recipe states washing soda, NOT BAKING SODA.. so why is baking soda in the pic and what is in the Arm & Hammer box? thanks

    • Melissa@StockpilingMoms says

      The Arm & Hammer box is Washing Powder not baking soda which is what the recipe actually states – read again.

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