DIY Laundry Detergant
Trying to save a little money? Curious about the ingredients in your laundry detergent? Want to be more eco-friendly? Make your own laundry detergent! Super easy and very cost-effective.
The cost for a year’s worth of DIY laundry detergent (314.8 ounces) is about $28, or $2.34 a month. For reference, the last time I bought branded laundry detergent was in October of 2021. I paid about $19.39 for 1 box that was 143oz; which only lasted about 3 months (or $6.46 a month).
When I add it up, it is about $50 a year that you are saving by making your own, (please note, you can save even more if you buy your products in bulk, I bought all of my cleaning supplies from either Target or Amazon). I honestly feel like my detergent cleans my clothes better and leaves them softer!
So if I have spiked your interest, let’s get started!
- 32 oz Borax
- 32 oz Arm and Hammer Baking Soda
- 27.5 oz Arm and Hammer Laundry Boost
- 1.5 bars of Fels-Naptha Laundry Bar
- 28 oz Oxi Clean
- Woodend spoon (only used for laundry detergent)
- Grater (electric or manual) – I use an old food processor that I just use for making my laundry detergent
- 5-gallon bucket
- Canister to hold your mixture (only used for laundry detergent)
- Tablespoon measuring spoon (only used for laundry detergent)
- Line your 5-gallon bucket with a clean garbage bag
- Cut up your Fels-Naptha bar into smaller chunks, and place in your food processor on grate mode or begin to manually grate
- Measure and pour all of your ingredients into your bucket, and mix well
- Take the garbage bag out of your bucket, cut a corner of your bag (like you are going to pipe frosting on a cake), and then pour the mixture into your canister
- 2 TBS into a large load of laundry is all you need
Please note, all the supplies I use to make my laundry detergent I ONLY use for my laundry detergent, I cross-utilize these items.