Tuesday, May 6, 2014

Do It Yourself Laundry Detergent

Do It Yourself Laundry Detergent 

I have never been a huge DIY person.  I always convince myself it will be to hard or mine won't turn out as nice as someone else.  Last week I decided no more excuses and I started making my own cleaning products.  Well okay I made 1 so far, but there is many more to come.

Today I want to share with you my DIY laundry detergent!  I am beyond amazed at how well it works!  Like works better then my store bought stuff.  And wait until you see how much you will save $$

What you need:
1 Fels Naptha Bar
1 c. washing soda (its like baking soda can be found in you laundry aisle) 
1/2 c borax
5 gallon bucket

What you do
~ Grate your Fels Naptha Bar
~ Cook the bar in 4 cups of water.  You cook until the soap flakes are 100% dissolved

~ Fill your 5 gallon bucket half way with warm water and mix in the Fels Naptha mixture. (I did 2 gallons)
~ Stir and add your borax and washing soda
~ Finish filling bucket with water (I added another 2 gallons)

~ Cover and let it sit over night so it turns to gel constancy  (It will be runny right away, but will turn to gel over night)
~ Next morning it should have thickened you can then add it to containers with a funnel I left mine right in my 5 gallon bucket. 

Ready for the best part???  I use about 1/4 c per load and if I did my math right (I may not have lol) I should get over 500 loads!  Even if I did laundry every day for a year I would still have some left over!!  How awesome is that?!?!?!


  1. Never thought about making my own laundry detergent, but I think I'd be afraid of ruining a whole load at once.

  2. I have been wanting to make my own detergent. This seems doable for me.

    Michelle F.

  3. I've seen quite a few bloggers who make their own--I think I might have to give it a try soon =) LOOKS SO EZ!

  4. I just made myself my own as well. I should have enough to last me a year and I payed less than 30!

  5. I make a dry detergent that uses many of the same ingriedents. Helps save money!

  6. Love this and so easy to do!

  7. Wow... I never even knew anyone did this. This is remarkable. I will definitely consider it!

  8. wow this is interesting! and a whole lot more inexpensive too! I want totry as it seems easy to do

  9. This is nice, if made this perfectly then you can start your own home business.

  10. I love that you can do all this yourself, but I don't like having the mess :( I'm such a convenience freak. Good to know that if I ever run out, I would know how to make it though!