Homemade Natural Laundry Detergent | Powder DetergentRecipe | Borax Free Laundry Soap

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I love my homemade laundry detergent, it's seriously so great. (See the orignial liquid recipe here)

I'm always looking to make my life easier (especially now that I'm a mom!). I heard in a moms group that I'm in that powder detergent is better for front loading washing machines and since we just got a new set, I thought I'd try it out! 

Both Ryan and Parker have such sensitive skin. We've been managing Parker's eczema since she's been about 2 months old, so I don't choose my laundry detergent lightly. This has been so amazing for both of them! No irritations or anything with this stuff. Probably because I know EXACTLY what the ingredients are. Does it bother anyone else that no detergent has any sort of ingredient list??? Even the natural stuff!  Anyway, I have been using this for a few months now and I refuse to use anything else :)



4 Cups Baking Soda (2 boxes)

3 Cups Washing Soda (1/2 box)

2 Cups Castille Soap (1 bar)   

Use 1/8 cup per load


To make the detergent:

1. Cut the bar of soap into 1/2 inch pieces

2. Add soap and washing soda to food processor (like this one) and pulse on low until combined. 

3. Place mixture in a large bowl. Add baking soda and stir until combined.

4. Store in an air tight container.

My food processor is small, so I make half the recipe at a time. You might be able to do more...depends on your tools!

Like, can it get any easier!?

If you don't have a food processor, you could use a cheese grater to get the soap nice and small and just mix it all together!

will i save money though???

Yes! Here is my cost breakdown:

2 boxes baking soda = $1.30

1/2 box washing soap = $1.80

1 bar castille soap = $3.69

Total = $6.79 

This recipe gives you 72 loads! That's about $.09 per load

For comparison....the seventh generation soap that I was using before is $8 for 33 loads ($.24 per load) So, you are saving almost 2/3 of the cost for natural detergent!

Let me know if you make it and comment below if you try it!