Homemade Laundry Detergent (Revisited)- 3 to 6 Months Supply

Tuesday, January 21, 2014

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A year ago, in hopes of becoming more “green” and all natural, I started making my own laundry detergent- the liquid version.  It’s still a great recipe.  I stand by it, but I kinda got tired or making it all.the.time.  4 kids = a lot of laundry.  So, I went back to the drawing board and after a few tweaks I’ve got a powdered version I really like. The best part it lasts anywhere from 3 to 6 months in our house.  In your house it could last way longer!


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Homemade “Naturalish” Laundry Detergent (3 to 6 Months Supply)

One Box Borax

One Box Washing Soda

Two Cups Baking Soda (Buy it in bulk @ Winco)

Three Bars Fels Naptha- Grated

One Box of Biz

Two Containers of All Natural Oxygen Powder (or Oxyclean)

Optional- Essential Oil

Optional- H20 Laundry Ball



I highly recommend mixing all the ingredients OUTSIDE!  

Break up the Fels Naptha bars into large chunks and use a food processor with the “S” blade to grind up them up. It helps to add some Borax too as it keeps it going around and not getting stuck in one large clump.

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Combine the grated soap and all the other ingredients in a large tub. Be careful not to breath it in as the powder does fly around.  I highly recommend doing this outside in a well ventilated area.

After everything has been mixed together you can add 20-30 drops of essential oil if you want a pretty fragrance.

This jar only held about 1/2 of the detergent!

Use 1-2 Tablespoons per load.  It works in HE and non HE machines.

In the last few months I have also being using the H20 laundry ball.  It further reduces the amount of detergent needed- they say by 75%!  If you want more information on the ball check it out here.  With the H20 ball I only need 1/2 to 1 Tablespoon per load.  It can be used with any laundry detergent, you don’t have to make your own. I just had an H20 party and if you’re interested  in ordering, shoot me an email!

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