Last updated on October 9th, 2019 at 12:20 pm
If you want to save money–and you can save quite a bit–don’t be afraid to trying making your own laundry detergent. It is so easy!
Here’s the recipe I’m using–
- 1 cup Arm & Hammer (or other brand) Washing Soda –not baking soda
- 1 cup 20 Mule Team Borax (note the look of the box has changed since I took this photo)
- 2 cups (or approximately 1 bar) very finely grated Fels Naptha laundry bar — some people use Zote brand soap
Use two tablespoons for a large load (adjust for smaller or less soiled loads of clothes)
I found all these products at the end of the laundry area up on the top shelf in the grocery store. They are also available in Walmart. My parents are giving this a try too, and they found these products at Ace Hardware.
Update: I have been using this detergent for years, which tells you I’m very pleased with it. I use dryer sheets in the winter to cut down on static cling and to add fragrance. By the way, I cut them in half, and they work just as well.
I hope you’ll consider giving this DIY laundry detergent recipe a try. It’s so easy to make a part of your routine, and you’ll feel great when you get to walk past those expensive laundry detergents.