Homemade Laudry Detergent

My Relief Society sisters at church taught us how to do homemade laundry detergent (plus other things I will share later). I was skeptical. We were able to take some home. I used it and loved it. Cleaned so well. It cost me only about 5.00 to make 5 gallons worth of laundry soap.  That 1 small bar of fels-naptha soap made 3 batches of the recipe. Since I was making the soap I went ahead and made up 3 batches. I used 2 gallon buckets from Lowes. And 1 left over empty bottle of Clorox from the past.  I was able to fill up a full Clorox laundry detergent bottle, and 2 – 2 gallon buckets. This will hold me a very long time.

The instructions are also on this website by TheFrugalGirls.com – so you should go there for more step by step instructions.


I purchased all 3 soaps in the laundry aisle of Walmart.


I am really excited about the savings plus being able to make my own soap just makes me excited. I loved how it cleaned the load I used my sample on. I will never go back to the expensive stuff again :)



2 Responses to Homemade Laudry Detergent
  1. Household Ways
    April 21, 2012 | 4:54 pm

    We found that if you buy liquid castile soap, you can cut you time and effort as well. You don’t have to either grate the soap or dissolve the soap on the stove. Just mix the liquid soap with the Borax and Washing Soda and you are good to go.

  2. Lauren
    April 21, 2012 | 4:56 pm

    I love it too! I will never go back to the expensive either! :)

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