Homemade Powder Laundry Detergent

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Homemade Powder Laundry Detergent is a great way to save money.  I love making my own Laundry Detergent. It is so simple and good for your washing machine and clothes. I prefer to use powder detergent but have made liquid detergent before too. I will also do a post for liquid too :-)  This recipe makes 40 loads and works in my opinion better than store bought.  My clothes clean well and I have been using it for a long time with much success.  I use it on my husbands work clothes and kids clothes and it lifts stains like store bought detergent.  I do use stain remover like I do with store bought detergent as well.

You only need 3 ingredients to make this! Yes only 3 things ~ Borax, Arm & Hammer Washing Soda and a Fels Naptha Bar.

Here’s how to make it:

Put the Fels Naptha Bar in a food processor (or blender) and blend into a powder. Mix with 1 cup Arm & Hammer Washing Soda and 1/2 cup Borax. All you need is 2 Tablespoons per load.

This recipe makes 40 loads.

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  1. How much does it make? How many loads?

  2. It makes 40 loads and works really well.

  3. Could you use a food processor instead of a blender for the Fels Naptha?

  4. Heather M. says:

    Does this work well in HE washing machines? If so, would I still use the same amount?

  5. Can u add essential oils to give it a certain fragrance?

  6. I think I’m doing something wrong because this is not going to last for 40 loads for me. Is it 2 tablespoons per load? Are there different sizes of the fels napa bar? Thank you!

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