It makes enough for about 300 loads of wash! Your laundry will come out soft and fragrant without any additives or fabric softener.

I’ve been making and using homemade laundry detergent for about 2½ years now and not only have I never had a problem with the recipe that I use, our clothes are as clean as ever, our brand new (as of three years ago) front loader washing machine still runs perfectly well and has no built up soap residue.

I’m just sharing what works for me and my family, and homemade laundry detergent is something I’ve been asked about multiple times over the years, so I figured now is as good a time as any to share my recipe and experience with you!

You need:

◼ one 3.5 to a 4-pound box of baking soda
◼ one 3.7 pound Box of Arm and Hammer Super Washing Soda
◼ one 4-pound 12-ounce box of Twenty Mule Team Borax
◼ one 3 pound carton of Oxiclean
◼ one 37.8 ounce canister of scent booster
◼ 3 bars of Fels Naptha Laundry Soap

◾ very large bowl or clean bucket
◾ food processor or box grater
◾ long spoon
◾ two one-gallon containers such as ice cream buckets


🟥 Grate or pulverize bar soap in a food processor (cut the soap into cubes before putting it in the food processor).
🟦 Combine all ingredients in a large container and mix thoroughly.
🟨 Store in a dry place.
🟩 Use 2 Tbsp per wash load or 3 Tbsp if clothing is very soiled.

Have you tried a laundry soap recipe? What does yours have in it? Is it different from mine? I would love to hear from you!