Homemade Laundry Powder

How to Make Homemade Laundry Powder in Just 10 Minutes!

This homemade laundry powder is a fun alternative that will save you money and help you get rid of home of toxic chemical cleaners.

You can make an easy switch of laundry detergent from store bought to homemade. DIY alternatives are just as effective and much less expensive. More importantly, to avoid the fragrances, harsh chemicals, additives and colors in many regular detergents.

Homemade is also much less expensive and so easy to make!

1. Homemade Laundry Powder (with Borax):

1. Borax – Is a naturally occurring mineral used that is used for stain removal and whitening.
2. Soap bar – Used for degreasing
3. Washing soda – Also known as Soda Ash, helps remove oils and residue. This is available at most local grocers.


1 cup Borax
1 cup Washing soda
1 bar Soap

1. Grate the bar of soap. A nice, fine grate will mix up easier as compared to larger pieces. You can use any grater in doing this.
2. Add the grated soap in your blender, then add 1 cup of either the Borax or the washing soda.
3. Blend until the pieces are cut more finely.
4. Place the blended mixture into a bowl.
5. Add the remaining 1 cup of either Borax or washing soda. Use a spoon to mix it thoroughly and to break-up large chunks.
6. Place in a glass mason jar.

1 recipe of the above materials make almost 1 quart of laundry powder.

Directions for Using the Homemade Laundry Detergent:
1. Add 1 tablespoon to the washing machine as you fill it with water. You should add powder before you add your clothes, so that it begins to dissolve first.
2. For extra dirty loads, you may use 2 scoops.

2. Homemade Laundry Detergent (Borax-Free) Recipe:

This is a simple borax-free option, and which does not require grating.


2 Tablespoons Sal Suds
2 Tablespoons washing soda (optional)
1/4 cup Baking soda

1. Add all the materials at the beginning of the wash cycle.
2. For an extra boost, you may add 1/4-1/2 cup white vinegar to the rinse cycle. This step is optional. But, this should help keep clothes from looking worn and pilling.

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