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Homemade Laundry Detergent

It's easy (and inexpensive) to make your own laundry detergent in minutes.  And you only use a tablespoon or so with each load. So it lasts a long time.

Author www.TexasHomesteader.com


  • 1 5.5-Ounce Bar Fels Naptha Laundry Soap
  • 2 Cups Washing Soda
  • 2 Cups Borax


  1. Grate the entire 5.5-ounce bar of Fels Naptha finely using a food processor or cheese grater
  2. In a container that has a tight-fitting lid, combine the grated Fels Naptha, washing soda and borax.

    Shake to mix well.

    Store in a sealed container that is properly labeled. Use 1 to 2 tablespoons per load.

Recipe Notes

NOTE: Since the effectiveness of any detergent depends greatly on the hardness of your water, experiment by using the lesser amount, and then increase as necessary.