Easy & Inexpensive Homemade Powder Laundry Detergent

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Homemade Powder Laundry Detergent

I have been using my homemade liquid laundry detergent for quite a while and I love it. The part I don’t love is how messy my husband is when he uses it. He drips it everywhere! I feel foolish always washing the outside of my washing machine! So, I decided to make a homemade powder laundry detergent instead, and I am very pleased with myself! Here’s how to do it:

Homemade Powder Laundry Detergent


detergent ingredients for powder laundry detergent


  • Grate or pulverize (in a food processor) the bar of soap
  • Combine with Borax and Washing Soda. Mix. BAM, you’re done. Easy peasy!!!
  • Use 1 Tbsp Homemade Powder Laundry Detergent per load
  • If you really want to freshen your laundry, try adding essential oils to each load. We typically use Lavender and Purification essential oils. We only use therapeutic grade oils in our household, HERE is where you can find real essential oils
  • I broke it down on the cost part: each “batch” makes approximately 96 loads. Each load will cost $0.04! If you bought a box of regular detergent at the store that contained 96 loads, you would pay $0.42 per load. Just sayin’

How to Get Started with Essential Oils

Well, will you give it a go and try my Homemade Powder Laundry Detergent? It will save you time and money, and eliminate the toxic store-bought detergents! 

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