DIY Natural Laundry Detergent

DIY Natural Laundry Detergent

Who wants to wash their favorite dress or sweater in a detergent that is full of chemicals? or that matter who wants to wash their dogs bed and pillow and blankets in something that is full of chemicals? If you are looking for a more natural and environmentally friendly way to wash your clothes, making your own natural laundry detergent may be the solution. When you make your own laundry detergent you not only save money, but you save your pets, family, and planet from nasty chemicals. It is easier than you think, and for this recipe you only need a handful of ingredients. Take a look below at how simple it is to make a batch.

DIY Laundry Detergent

DIY Natural Laundry Detergent

Supplies needed:
2 cups of grated Fels Naptha soap
1 cup of washing soda
1 cup of borax
Jar with lid

You can find all of these supplies at your local grocery store. Don’t confuse washing soda with baking soda as they are both different products and one should not substitute the other. Arm & Hammer makes a washing soda product for under $3, so it is a product worth checking out. If you can’t find it at your local store here is a link to where you can purchase a 55 ounce container of Arm & Hammer Washing Soda

1. Grate the Fels Naptha finely until you have about 2 cups worth. This will be about one medium sized bar.
2. Mix the grated Fels Naptha with the cup of washing soda and cup of borax. Stir well.
3. Place the contents in an air tight jar. You don’t want to powder to sit out where moisture can get to it and clump or harden it.

We chose to leave our powder unscented, but a drop or two of an essential oil of your choice will scent your product nicely if you wish.

To use your product, add one scoop (about one cup) to your washer as it is filling with water. Then, add your clothing and wash as usual. For tough stains, you can soak clothing in the solution prior to washing for about 1 hour.

You will find that this easy to make, natural laundry detergent washes well, fights stains, and leaves your clothing fresh. Give it a try and see what a difference it makes!

DIY All Natural Laundry Detergent

I told a few friends that I was going to be posting about DIY Laundry Detergent and they asked where they could find the necessary ingredients. In case you cannot find these products in your local store or aren’t sure where to find them and the people at the store don’t seem to be helpful you can purchase the three ingredients Washing Soda, Borax, and Fels Naptha from Amazon. It is not eligible for Amazon Prime but regular shipping looks to be free when I added it to my cart.

Let us know if you are going to DIY Natural Laundry Detergent at your house!

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  1. Jessica Sala-Bonin says

    Very cool! Going to try this!

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