Friday, July 15, 2011

Homemade Laundry Detergent

I am so excited to share a recipe I came across at The Bee Hive Cottage .  I LOVE that I can make my own detergent!!  I have included pictures of the supplies I used because after reading the recipe I had to google some of the ingredients because I had no idea what they

Here is a picture of the container I use for my detergent...I found this at Restoration Hardware years ago and I LOVE how it looks sitting on my dryer. 

Okay so here is the link to the recipe:

now for pictures of the ingredients:

3 - 5 1/2 oz bars of Fels- Naptha laundry bar soap (.97 each)

I used my food processor to grate the soap but of course you can use a hand grater

you need a 4 lb. box of Borax

and a 4 lb box of Arm & Hammer Washing Soda

and last you will need 4 lbs of Arm & Hammer Baking Soda (this is the one I used),  it is almost 5 lbs so I set aside about a lb for my next batch

now just mix it all together...

I just washed my bed sheets and they smell so CLEAN!!

cost is $15.36 = .10 per load!
16 lbs of detergent
this recipe makes:
150 full loads = 2 TBSP per load

I hope that you will give it a try...


  1. Oh my goodness! I am thrilled you tried my recipe for laundry detergent! I love it to pieces and hope you do too! Cute blog!