Homemade Laundry Soap

Last Updated on May 22, 2019

Homemade Laundry Soap

I am so excited to share with you my recipe for homemade laundry soap! Using homemade laundry soap and detergent is so much better for you and honestly, cheaper. A few years back I started making homemade laundry soap or detergent. At just pennies a load, you cannot go wrong with this homemade recipe. I also LOVE, LOVE using essential oils in the laundry room. 

Laundry Soap Ingredients

You will need the following items:

  • Washing Soda which you can buy HERE
  • Borax which you can buy HERE
  • Bar Soap I prefer Fels-Naptha bought HERE
  • You can also buy this laundry soap making kit that has the above ingredients together HERE
  • Essential Oils which you can buy HERE ( I prefer lavender) when you get there enter member #1726375
  • A 5 gallon container that has a lid bought HERE

Here are the steps:

Grating Soap

  • Grate the soap
  • Take grated soap to the stove and add 6 cups of  water
  • Melt the soap

Homemade Laundry Soap

  • Add in 1/2 cup of borax

Add In Washing Soap

  • Add in 1/2 cup of Arm & Hammer Washing Soap

Dissolve all ingredients

  • Dissolve all ingredients well, keep stirring too so it doesn’t burn
  • Pour in 6 more cups of HOT water into the bucket
  • Pour mixture into the bucket after water

Homemade Laundry Soap

Final Laundry Soap

  • Let sit over night.
  • Before using mix well each time
  • Use 1/2 cup for regular laundry and 1 cup for a large load or extra dirty load:)

This all makes 64 loads of laundry and takes less time to make then going to the grocery store!


Laura Awe Filled Homemaker


7 thoughts on “Homemade Laundry Soap”

  1. Thanks for the recipe! I have looked into this a few times over the last year or so but didnt know if it could be used in a High Efficiency washing machine. Do you use this with an HE washer? Thanks

  2. I have been making this for about a year now and really love it. You don’t get a lot of suds but the clothes come out clean and fresh. MY next adventure is softener…

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