Monday, January 30, 2012

Homemade Laundry Detergents

Homemade Laundry Detergent -

This Homemade Laundry Detergent receipe is to make the laundry detergent in bulk. Bookmark this page for your reference and share these recipes to your friends.

-- Water
-- 1 Bar Fels Naptha Soap, Grated
-- 5 Gallon Bucket
-- 1 Cup Washing Soda
-- 4 1/2 Gallons Water

Place grated soap in a small saucepan and cover with water. Heat on low until dissolved. Fill bucket with hot water, and add soap.

Stir to combine. Add 1 cup washing soda and mix well. As it cools it will thicken. May be used immediately. Use 1-2 cups per load.

Homemade Powdered Laundry Detergent

If you would like to use Powdered Laundry Detergents, then the recipe is available to use washing soda.

-- 1 Cup Grated Fels Naptha Soap
-- 1/2 Cup Washing Soda
-- 1/2 Cup Borax

For light load, use 1 tablespoon.
For heavy or heavily soiled load, use 2 tablespoons.


Fels-Naptha® Laundry Soap Bar:

Made by the Dial Soap Company, so any store that carries Dial should be able to get it for you. If they carry it, it will be found in the bar soap or laundry soap aisle at your regular supermarket. It is usually on the bottom shelf. If you can't find it in your area, try Ivory Soap instead.

Super Washing Soda:

Washing Soda can be found on the laundry detergent aisle of your supermarket. It comes in a 55-ounce yellow box. Baking soda SHOULD NOT be used in place of washing soda. They are completely different products, although they are both made by Arm & Hammer.


One brand name is 20 Mule Team® Borax. It is also found on the laundry detergent aisle.

Thank you to The Frugal Shopper for these recipes.

1 comment:

  1. Please keep in mind that in Canada the Super Washing Soda of the same brand comes in a box with a dark blue back-ground as well. I've seen it in both colors