Homemade Laundry Detergent

Sunday, October 23, 2011 AnnMarie Brown 2 Comments


I am always looking for ways to save money. For years now I have been making my own laundry detergent for fractions of what it costs to buy it even with coupons. Your initial investment is in the ingredients to make the laundry soap and then after that you are in business.

Here is the recipe I use currently:

Each batch yields approximately 32 ounces (between 32-64 loads based on how many Tbsp used per load).
  • 1 bar of shaved bar soap (Ivory is what I use it has to be pure soap)
  • 1 cup of borax
  • 1 cup of washing soda
Thoroughly stir together.
When you do a load use 1 tablespoon of detergent per load.

NOTE: Front-Load Washers

HE front-load washers require “special soap”. Because they use less water, they require soap that is less sudsy. The good news is, this homemade detergent is VERY in low suds.