I absolutely love making my own homemade laundry detergent. It is oh so easy and so so inexpensive. The first batch I made cost me $12 and lasted for over 7 months!! And we do 5-6 or more loads of laundry a week! However, I do make unscented laundry detergent but that is because I have wee ones with sensitive skin and we use cloth diapers too. If you make your laundry detergent scented it will cost a little more but not much.
This time around I added in some Seventh Generation Natural Oxy Stain Remover (it’s the Seventh Generation equivalent to OxiClean). I added this because my girls can make some serious messes on their clothes. So far I am LOVING how it turned out! Their clothes are coming out cleaner in one wash versus multiple washes. Yes this did make my laundry detergent cost more than $12 this time but I think it is totally worth it.
Laundry Detergent Recipe
- 1 box Arm & Hammer Super Washing Soda (it’s a 3 lbs 7 oz box sold in the laundry detergent aisle)
- 1 large box of Baking Soda (4 lbs I found it in the baking aisle)
- 1 box Borax (4 lbs 12 oz sold in the laundry detergent aisle)
- 8 bars of Ivory soap (or whatever soap you refer you just need a total of 24 oz of soap)
- 1 container of Seventh Generation Natural Oxy Stain Remover (optional)
7+ months of laundry detergent!
Grate the Ivory soap using a cheese grater or food processor with a cheese grater attachment (this is my favorite way and it’s much easier) into a small/fine consistency. Place all ingredients into a trash bag (I’ve never had any luck using the trash bag method) or bucket and mix, mix, mix until evenly distributed.
Use 2 tablespoons per load.
Oh and all of the laundry ingredients are safe for high efficiency machines!
Have you ever made your own laundry detergent? Let me know if you try this recipe out and how it works for you!
Have a blessed day!
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