HOW TO MAKE HOMEMADE LAUNDRY DETERGENT (DRY)

I absolutely love making new household items. This laundry detergent works fantastic. You can make small, medium, or large batches. 

I chose to make a large batch to last a whole year. It can last longer if you do not wash clothes every day. (Although highly recommended)

Let’s jump right into making laundry detergent!

INGREDIENTS

  • 1 Box of Borax
  • 1 Box of Washing Soda
  • 1 Box of Baking Soda
  • 3 Bars of Fels-Naptha
  • (Optional) 1 Box of Oxi Clean Versatile

STEP 1

Cut up the Fels-Naptha into small chunks and put it into a food processor.

If you do not have a blender or a food processor then grate the soap. This will take a couple of hours to do. Your hand will cramp!

STEP 2

Make sure the Fels-Naptha is not chunky but chopped very thinly. (Minced)

This is what the soap should look like. Compare it to minced garlic.

When you put the Fels-Naptha in the blender make sure to add a little borax and washing soda so the Fels-Naptha does not stick to the blades.

STEP 3

  • Get 2 trash bags and put one inside of the other one.
  • Add all of the products in the borax, washing soda, baking soda, fells-naptha, and oxi clean.
  • BONUS: If you want to add in essential oils for the smell you can add in a some I chose not to because the lemon smell was enough for me. You can also use scented beads (like Gain scented bead booster) 

STEP 4

Mix everything together in the trash bag, but be careful not to poke a hole in the bag!

  • After everything is fully mixed up tie the bag at the top.
  • Lay the bag down cut a small hole enough for the detergent to come out of. 
  • Grab your large bowl that you are keeping the detergent in.
  • Begin slowly pouring the contents into the bowl.
  • Label the bowl.

This is a quick fun process to make and very helpful when you want to save on money. When you need extra money for something else, etc. 

I made a full batch and using it every day. I love this recipe. Better then a few others I have found. I believe it is the Oxi Clean that makes it better.

WHAT IF I WANT A SMALLER BATCH?

  • If you want to make a small batch Just do a cup of all the powder boxes and only one fells-naptha
  • If you want a medium batch use half the boxes and two fells-naptha

Let me know in the comments below how your detergent turned out!

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