Homemade Laundry Detergent

Homemade Laundry Detergent

Homemade Laundry Detergent

Doing laundry is one of the most important chores of any household, and the detergent plays a significant role in the cleaning process. It is also an easy switch from the store bought to homemade detergents and a much less expensive way to keep your clothes shiny, fragrant, and fresh. The composition of a market detergent contains harsh chemicals and synthetic ingredients, which will not only make your clothes dull but can also, result in skin allergies. Going for a ‘natural’ laundry detergent is the best way to keep your clothes clean, and your hands happy.
To avoid the harsh chemicals, additives, and fragrance in regular detergents, try this DIY detergent recipe, which is inexpensive and incredibly easy to make.

What You’ll Need


12 cups
Warm Wateramazon
3 tbs
Dishwash Soapamazon
½ cup
Hydrogen peroxideamazon
3 tbs
White Vinegaramazon
1 tbs
Essential Oil of Choiceamazon


Mixing Bowlamazon
Spray Bottleamazon


Benefits of Ingredients

Borax is a naturally occurring mineral, which will act tough on the stains and will help you remove even the toughest spots. The washing soda will remove oils and residue on your clothes and the grated bar soap will remove the friction and will allow washing soda to do his job better. The essential oils are present to give a soft touch to the clothes, and the oxygen booster will act as whitening agents for white loads.


You can make this recipe in two forms: liquid or powder. Powder detergent is easy to make and store, but the liquid detergent will help you get rid of stubborn stains more easily. It is also effective in the case of hard water problems.
Grate the bar soap into fine particles using a cheese grater and place it in a mixing bowl. Carefully mix the washing soda and borax together in the same bowl using gloves, and stir well. Add essential oils and store it in the air-tight glass jar.
For homemade liquid detergent, add warm water until you reach the desired consistency.

Finishing Up

Use 1-2 tablespoons per load, and add oxygen boosters if needed for white loads. As our DIY homemade laundry detergent is free from chemicals, they are safe for washing children clothes and people with environmental allergies.