Homemade Laundry Soap

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Dry ingredients {found in detergent aisle}:

  • 4lb 12 oz (76oz) – Borax Laundry Booster
  • 4lb (64 oz) – Arm & Hammer Baking Soda
  • 3lb 7 oz (55oz) – Arm and Hammer Super Washing Soda
  • 3 Bars  – Fels-Naptha Soap
  • 3.5 lb (56 oz) – Oxy Clean {any brand}


  • Fine Cheese Grater
  • Large Mixing Bowl
  • Heavy Plastic Bag
  • 5 Gallon Bucket
  • Container to store Homemade Detergent


  1. Start by finely grating the Fels-Naptha Soap into a large mixing bowl.
  2. Next, line a 5 gallon bucket with a heavy plastic bag.
  3. Pour all dry ingredients a little at a time, into plastic lined bucket.
  4. Mix dry ingredients until they are evenly dispersed.
  5. Once mixed, store homemade laundry soap in a container of your choosing.
  6. Recipe makes about 2 gallons (256 oz)

To Use:
Use 1-2 tbsp per laundry load.  This recipe does not contain fillers so you don’t need much.

Note: This detergent is fairly mild smelling.  For a stronger scent you can add fabric softener or laundry crystals to each load.

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