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. There is a cheap laundry powder detergent, but you have to make it by hand. Making it by hand though is super easy.

I absolutely love this homemade powder laundry detergent! I feel like it makes my clothes smell extremely clean and feel extremely soft. No switching back to name brand powder laundry detergent, this stuff works and its cheap!

****The homemade powder laundry detergent is compatible with HE Machines.

Ingredients Needed:

Homemade Powder Laundry Detergetn

  • 1 Box of Super Arm & Hammuper Washing Soda (3 lbs. 7 oz.) – $3.29
  • 1 Box of Borax (4 lbs. 12 oz.) – $4.29
  • 1 Box of Pure Arm & Hammer Baking Soda (4 lb.) – $2.99
  • 1 Container of Oxi Clean (5 lb. from Rural King – Recommend Use 1/3 of Container) – $9.99
  • 3 Bars of Fels Naptha (5.5 oz.) – $1.49 Each
  • Optional: For scent and softer clothes you can add in Purex Crystals or Downy Unstoppables

*** All Ingredients Above can be purchased at Rural King, except 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

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