Homemade Powdered Laundry Detergent Recipe

I wanted to share my recipe for homemade powdered laundry detergent.  It makes enough to fill-up a large detergent box that I just re-use each time I make it, but it lasts way longer than a large box of laundry detergent because you use a very small amount.

You can also get a cute plastic container that you can use to store your laundry detergent.  Pet food containers would work very well for storage.  I will add two examples below.

Here is my recipe:

Homemade Powdered Laundry Detergent Recipe

1 bar Fels Naptha, grated

1 container Oxy Clean

1 box of Borax

1 box of Arm and Hammer Super Washing Soda

1 large container of Purex Crystals Laundry Enhancer

Mix all of this together very evenly.  I do it in a large trash bag, because I am able to twist it off and shake it all around well.

Pet Food Container 2 Picture

It only takes 2-3 Tbsp per load.  You can use the small scoop that comes in the Oxy Clean container as your measuring scoop.  I only have to make a batch about 4 times per year, so this saves us tons of money on laundry detergent.

You can pick various scents of the Purex Crystals Laundry Enhancer.  My favorite is the lavender.

Pet Food Container Picture









Please share your comments or questions!  🙂


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