Video: Cheap Homemade Eco-Friendly DIY Laundry Detergent

People are starting to research the chemicals that are found in everyday products and are taking back control by making their own household products. It can be more environmentally friendly and it helps you avoid toxic chemicals you don’t want to come into contact with or have an allergy to. It can also help save you some cash, instead of paying high prices for name brands and additives you don’t want.


2 gallons + 1 quart Boiling Water

1 bar castile soap or natural laundry soap, grated

2 cups Borax

2 cups Washing Soda

3-gallon container

Empty jugs to store the detergent


Mixing Spoon

Cheese Grater

20 drops of essential oils

Bring 1 gallon of water to a boil and pour into the bucket.

Add the borax and washing soda and stir to dissolve into the water.

Bring 1 quart of water to a boil and add the grated soap to it. Keep stirring (whisking) until the soap is completely melted with no chunks.

Pour the melted soap into the bucket with the already dissolved borax/washing soda mixture. Stir very well.

Add the last gallon of boiling water to the bucket and stir to mix.

Let the detergent cool down a bit (about an hour or so).

Using the funnel, pour the detergent into your empty jugs.

Use between 1/4 to 1/2 cup per load. (around 1/4 cup for HE washers)

Total yield of recipe = 320 ounces

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