Laundry Detergent Recipe

What you need:

(Or you can go HERE and get everything at once.)
  • Cut up the Fels-Naptha bar into about 8 sections and put in a blender, food processor or Kitchen Aid cheese grater until powdered.  (Just in case you wanted another reason to buy these attachments.)  😉
  • Add 1 cup Arm & Hammer Super Washing Soda, 1/2 cup Borax and 1/2 cup Baking Soda.  Blend or stir to combine with the soap.
  • Store in an airtight container.
  • Use 1 tablespoon and 1 teaspoon for a small load and 2 tablespoons for a large load.


  • I normally make 4x the recipe at once.
  • I store mine right on the dryer.  Because of the movements, the soap will settle to the bottom.  You will need to stir it up every so often so you are getting an even mixture.
  • I marked an old laundry scoop with lines for the large and small amounts.  Then I just use one of the lines or somewhere in-between for a medium load.  You could also do the same concept with a scoop like this.
  • This is pure soap with no filler so you will have to get used to using so little soap.  Don’t worry, your clothes are still clean!
  • Fels-Naptha is a non-sudsy soap, so it will not suds like some store brands.  Again, don’t worry, it is still cleaning your clothes!
  • You can add essential oils to your recipe if you would like.
  • This DOES work with high efficiency (HE) and front load washers.  It is a non-sudsy soap and so it is perfect for them!
Happy Washing!!


(Fels-Naptha bar and baking soda not pictured.)


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