Thursday, January 19, 2012

Laundry Detergent Tutorial

For awhile now I've been really interested in making things from scratch. I have made a few batches of liquid detergent, but recently found the powder stuff. I love it and you only have to use a tablespoon of the stuff per load. (Talk about a money saver!)

So today I thought I would share the wealth. ;)

Here's the The Duggar Family - Duggar Recipes - Homemade Liquid Laundry Soap- Front or top load machine- best value

Powder Detergent Recipe

What you will need:

1 bar of shaved bar soap (The bar soap of your choice. I used Fels-Naptha, can be found in the laundry detergent section of your local grocery store.)

1 cup of borax

1 cup of washing soda (I used Arm and Hammer Super Washing Soda)

1 medium sized bowl

1 wooden spoon/utensil to mix

1 grater

***Be sure to have a container to put the mixture in. (I used an old container of laundry detergent)

Step one: Take a bar of soap and grate it into a medium sized bowl.

Step two: Add a cup of borax and a cup of washing soda.

Step three: Mix all of these ingredients together thoroughly. (You can also add a dash of essential oils to add fragrance, although it has a wonderful clean smell as it is! ;)

Step four: Put the mixture in the container, mentioned above.

Step five: Pat yourself on the back, you just made your own detergent and saved money. :)

<3 Anna


  1. now, this sounds intriguing. I may have to try this. how does it work using cold water wash? does it dissolve okay? (thinking the soap slivers might take awhile?)

  2. I've seen a lot about homemade detergent recently. Thanks for sharing the recipe. And thanks for stopping by my blog...following you back :)

  3. That's so funny, my friends and I were just talking about this last night! Thanks for the info, this is great! Thanks for stopping by from the hop, I'm glad I stopped back by!! :-) Now following back!

  4. how much money does it save? just wondering.


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