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laundrysoap 2

By Ananda Floyd |

Making your own laundry detergent is a quick and easy way to avoid harsh additives and chemicals in mainstream laundry soaps. Try our recipe and let us know how it works for you.

Laundry Detergent Recipe

  • One 5 to 6oz bar laundry soap such as Fels-Naptha soap
  • 1 cup washing soda
  • 1 cup borax


  • Grate the bar of soap.  It will be easiest with a box grater.
  • Place the grated soap in a blender or food processor and grind to a fine powder.
  • Transfer to a large bowl and mix in washing soda and borax.
  • Store in an air tight container and use 1 Tbsp per small load and 2 Tbsp per large load.
  • Place detergent in washer before adding clothes to ensure your laundry detergent dissolves fully in the wash.
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