DIY Laundry Detergent (That Really Works!)

Laundry detergent is one of the easiest household products to make yourself. It’s a product that is used multiple times a week, if not everyday. Our clothes absorb the detergent that we wash them in, we wear them on our biggest organ (our skin) and it can impact our body dramatically. Most “organic” or “natural” detergents can still cause skin irritation and/or stress the organ and nervous system. Personally, I prefer homemade detergent because it cleans better than “organic” or “natural” detergent. It is powerful enough to clean towels, bedding, husbands work clothes, dog bedding/blankets, yet is gentle enough for delicate items and expensive workout clothes. Homemade detergent eliminates waste, plastic and is very inexpensive! A 3-6 month supply will cost around $30.

What you will need:
16 Cups of baking soda
12 Cups of washing soda
8 Cups of grated soap (recommend Dr. Bronners) 1 bar of soap makes 2 cups. (I use lavender soap, Dr. Bronners does make “unscented”. If you have very sensitive skin, give the unscented a try, do not omit.)


I use my food processor to grate the soap, if you don’t have a food processor you can use a cheese grader. However, the food processor will grate the soap in seconds!


Combine the baking soda and washing soda, be sure to mix it well! After is is mixed, add the grated soap and continue mixing with a spoon or bowl scraper.


Store in a GLASS container that is air tight! I have been using this recipe for months. It works great and takes less than 15 minutes to make! I plan to wash our babies clothes in this detergent as well!

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