Wash, Dry, Fold, Repeat (Homemade Powder Detergent)

Laundry is a never-ending thing, well at least in my house. Typically, there is a load ready to go into the laundry, one in the washer, a load in the dryer, and a load to be folded. Then, the cycle is repeated all over again. The issue with laundry is that laundry soap is so expensive, no matter if you purchase the liquid or powder. Making your own laundry detergent is a cheap and easy way to fix that problem. Let’s get started!

I absolutely love this homemade powder laundry detergent! It makes my clothes smell extremely clean and feel extremely soft.

NOTE: This homemade powder laundry detergent is compatible with H.E. Machines.

Ingredients Needed:

Homemade Powder Laundry Detergetn

  • 1 Box of Super Arm & Hammer Washing Soda (3 lbs & 7 oz)
  • 1 Box of Borax (4 lbs & 12 oz)
  • 1 Box of Pure Arm & Hammer Baking Soda (4 lb)
  • 1 Container of Oxi Clean (5 lb. from Rural King – Recommend Use 1/3 of Container)
  • 3 Bars of Fels Naptha (5.5 oz)
  • Optional: For scent and softer clothes you can add in Purex Crystals or Downy Unstoppables


Step 1: Grate your 3 Fels-Naptha Bar (You can Grate the Fels-Naptha by using Cheese Grater or Food Processor)

Step 2: After Grating the Fels-Naptha Bars, pace all the Ingredients from above into a container (Ex. 5 Gallon Bucket).

Step 3: Now mix all Ingredients together with a utensil (Ex. Wooden Spoon).

Step 4: If you do not like the bucket that the Homemade Powder Laundry Detergent is in, you may place in a new container or place a lid over the 5-gallon bucket.

Now its time to enjoy your New Homemade Powder Laundry Detergent! It is recommended to use 1-2 Tablespoons per load of laundry.

Finished Product:

 Homemade Powder Laundry Detergent

Try For Yourself! See the Homemade Difference

Give our recipe a shot and let me know how great it makes your clothes feel. Would keep paying for laundry detergent if you knew you could just make it yourself for a fraction of the price?

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