Homemade Laundry Detergent

Back on March 16, 2014 I made a batch of homemade laundry detergent. It lasted me up until the beginning of July, that is almost a 4 month supply for a family of 5. That is not bad for $6 worth of supplies.

Today I made more, we were totally out and I ran out of the store bought I had bought. I tweaked my recipe from the last time I made it.

Here is the recipe I used:

  • 1 bar Zote laundry soap (others use fels naptha, another brand of laundry soap)
  • 5 cups Super Washing Soda (NOT baking soda)
  • 5 cups Borax

I found that with HE washer using only 1 Zote bar was the best. I also found out that my clothes smell cleaner.


You grate the Zote bar.


Mix with other ingredients (super washing soda and borax) and stir to combine.  Store in an airtight container.


I like mixing mine with my hands, this way I can get rid of clumps and make sure it throughly mixed.


I wish I knew how big this container is but it works perfectly for one recipe of this.

I use 1 Tablespoon per load.



Love, Peace, and Cupcakes



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