DIY Powder Laundry Detergent

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I realize that I made a mistake in my calculations in this video, but I did go back and recalculate everything. You can find that info on my blog post here:

You can use any bar soap of your choice. I bought the Borax and A&H Washing Soda in the laundry isle of my grocery store, Publix. There is NO expiration date on the detergent. =)

Another GREAT thing about this is that it’s safe for HE washers because it doesn’t have a lot of suds like commercial detergents and it cleans just as well as they do. However, because it is a soap and not a detergent I recommend running an empty load of hot water and 1 cup White Vinegar once a month to cut any soap residue from the inside of your washer.

Another tip: White vinegar is great as a natural fabric softener. It cuts soap residue, naturally whitens and brightens clothes without bleaching them, absorbs odors, and softens cloths and “fluffs” towels perfectly. =D Just add 1/2 Cup of White Vinegar to the wash during the rinse cycle. =)

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18 Replies to “DIY Powder Laundry Detergent”

  1. This is great! I dont like buying expensive soaps every month.. i like off brand.but rather make my soaps. Thanks And i guess we can add a scent pellets etc to it…excited to dry this

  2. To make the soap into a powder, give the soap a zap in the microwave and leave to cool before grating or just crumble with your hands.

  3. Instead of ivory I use fltz Naptha an sometime use zote soap
    No suds great and recommended for H.E. wash machine.
    If for baby things or people with allergies can do zote and leave out the borax.
    I don't know but bath bars might gunky your washer and that might be a shame. Maybe that never has happened to you? But something to consider.

  4. Thanks for sharing….so easy… no fuss..:and thanks for the math….

  5. Hi from Kent in England i am looking forward to trying your washing powder really loving your videos …. keep up the good work.

  6. This solution seems like it would work well in a steam cleaner. Seeing how it doesn't make lots of suds.

  7. Thanks for the video! I'm making a similar recipe right now.
    to those worried about the toxicity of Borax…it's a natural mineral. i mentioned that to say so many things are toxic by technical analysis, so i guess a way to look at it is, at least it's something from nature and not made in a laboratory from a company whose primary concern is profit and not quality. hope that helps ease some worry. 🌹💫

  8. You could try putting the soap in the fridge to get it solid before you mix it.

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