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Friday, July 6, 2012

Homemade Laundry Detergent

I finally made my own laundry detergent! Its super easy, cheap and works great! 
I got everything at Walmart and it cost me about $10. From what I hear it last anywhere from 9-10 mos. doing about 6 loads a week. I am keeping track of mine right now and will keep everyone updated!
Here is the recipe that I used:
1 box of super washing soda
2 Zote boxes of laundry flakes
1 box of Borax
1 box of Arm and Hammer (you usually can find a coupon for this)
Optional: If you can see in the pic I had a HUGE box of Oxi Clean well I only used 1/2 of that box in my detergent. Also this was not included in the $10 I have had this box sitting around my house for awhile.  You probably could get a small one at Walmart for less than $5.

Mix everything together in a large trash bag and pour into a sealed bucket or container. Use 1-2 Tablespoons per load.

The finished product!


  1. I didn't know they made zote soap flakes! I'm so excited because I have been grating mine by hand!

  2. I was just about to leave the delicately constructed Friday site, when I saw your post at the very bottom. I was just thinking about this, making my own laundry soap, so I had to stop by, and take a look.Thanks for sharing.

  3. I have been wanting to try to make my own laundry detergent for a while now. I keep telling myself when my bottle of store bought laundry detergent runs out, I will try it.
    Can you add essential oils to it for some scent?

    Thanks so much for linking up with Sweet Confessions Sunday Link Party! :)

    And psssttt... you have captchas turned on for commenting. I am not sure if you aware of it or not, but I thought I would tell ya. ;)

    1. Thanks! Not sure what captchas is?? Let me know!!