Homemade Laundry Detergent Recipe

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Homemade Laundry Detergent Recipe

It’s no secret that we love making homemade cleaning products here at Smart School House. When my kids were babies, I realized how easy and important it was to be aware of products we use around our home.

The BEST 3 ingredient homemade laundry detergent recipe! All natural. Less than 15 cents per load. HE washer safe. Add this fragrance to make clothes smell beautiful for weeks!

Today I’m sharing a beautiful, fun, and simple DIY homemade laundry detergent recipe. With just 3 ingredients, you can make lots of laundry soap and save a lot of money in the process! With this recipe, each load of laundry will cost about 20¢ or 15¢ if you don’t want to use fragrance beads. I love doing things the old school way sometimes! You just can’t beat homemade…..

To make Homemade Laundry detergent, you will need:

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  • 1 cup of ARM & HAMMER™ Super Washing Soda
  • 1 cup of Borax
  • 2 cups of grated Zote laundry bar
  • 3/4 cups of laundry fragrance beads (optional)
  • Hand grater
  • Mixing bowl and spoon
  • Container for storage and a scoop

The BEST 3 ingredient homemade laundry detergent recipe! All natural. Less than 15 cents per load. HE washer safe. Add this fragrance to make clothes smell beautiful for weeks!

The ARM & HAMMER™ Super Washing Soda as well as the other ingredients can easily be found in the laundry isle. I get mine from Walmart and it is also available at Dollar General. ARM & HAMMER™ Super Washing Soda is a natural detergent booster and freshener, making it essential for this DIY laundry detergent! This recipe will make exactly the amount you see in the pictures (about 3.5 cups or about 60 loads of laundry), so you’ll have a lot more ARM & HAMMER™ Super Washing Soda  to use around the home because it adds extra cleaning and freshening power to various tough household jobs.

Watch how quick, easy, and fun it is to make:

-Directions-

  1. Grate 2 cups of the laundry bar (about 1/2 of the bar)
  2. Pour it into a large mixing bowl and add 1 cup of ARM & HAMMER™ Super Washing Soda 
  3. Add 1 cup of Borax
  4. Add 3/4 cups of fragrance booster beads (I like the pink ones!)
  5. Gently mix until full combined
  6. Pour the mixture into a storage glass with a small scooping spoon or measuring spoon
  7. Add 1 tablespoon to a regular size load. Add more to a larger load.

This is a low sudsing formula so it is ok to use on HE washing machines (always follow your machine instructions when adding products)

The BEST 3 ingredient homemade laundry detergent recipe! All natural. Less than 15 cents per load. HE washer safe. Add this fragrance to make clothes smell beautiful for weeks!

It smells so good and works fabulously! ARM & HAMMER™ Super Washing Soda increases your detergents cleaning power to get out ground-in dirt and stains and cuts through greasy soils. It is all natural and 100% Fragrance & Phosphate Free.

The BEST 3 ingredient homemade laundry detergent recipe! All natural. Less than 15 cents per load. HE washer safe. Add this fragrance to make clothes smell beautiful for weeks!

Make it over and over again! I like to make small batches since we don’t have a gigantic laundry room. This is just enough for us to use for a little while and then I quickly make more when we’re out. The fragrance beads are optional, but have fun with it and make it your own!

The BEST 3 ingredient homemade laundry detergent recipe! All natural. Less than 15 cents per load. HE washer safe. Add this fragrance to make clothes smell beautiful for weeks!

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You Will Need

  • 1 cup of ARM & HAMMER™ Super Washing Soda
  • 1 cup of Borax
  • 2 cups of grated Zote laundry bar
  • 3/4 cups of laundry fragrance beads (optional)
  • Hand grater
  • Mixing bowl and spoon
  • Container for storage and a scoop

Directions

  1. Grate 2 cups of the laundry bar (about 1/2 of the bar)
  2. Pour it into a large mixing bowl and add 1 cup of ARM & HAMMER™ Super Washing Soda 
  3. Add 1 cup of Borax
  4. Add 3/4 cups of fragrance booster beads (I like the pink ones!)
  5. Gently mix until full combined
  6. Pour the mixture into a storage glass with a small scooping spoon or measuring spoon
  7. Add 1 tablespoon to a regular size load. Add more to a larger load.
 

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78 thoughts on “Homemade Laundry Detergent Recipe”

  1. I would make a homemade tub and tile cleaner by dissolving ½ cup Super Washing Soda in a gallon of warm water. My tub gets super dirty!

  2. I’d like to try making homemade laundry detergent! I’ve thought about it before, but have never done it.

  3. I would use ARM & HAMMER™ Super Washing Soda to make homemade laundry detergent! I bet is works great. I am going to try this washing soda out!

  4. I would use it to add to my homemade all purpose cleaner that I make. I would also use it to make a paste to scrub my bathtub.

  5. You have so many creative ideas! I can’t wait to use the Arm and Hammer Super Washing Soda to make this detergent. Thanks for sharing.

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  6. Your homemade recipes look really great! I like to use washing soda in my laundry. My boys bring home a lot of muddy pants from playing soccer with their friends.

  7. I would try to redo a dresser because I just learned you could use it as a paint stripper by making a thick paste and applying it.

  8. I can’t believe I didn’t know about this product! I plan on getting some to give my refrigerator and microwave a much-needed cleaning, as well as the bathtub and sinks. And who knows what else!

  9. I’ve been using washing soda to make laundry detergent for quite some time. I think I’ll start using it to make a spray tub and tile cleaner.

  10. I would use this awesome homemade laundry soap caleed Arm & Hammer Super Washing Soda in my home to clean the kitchen utensils that regular soap won’t clean.

  11. I would make laundry soap with Arm & Hammer Super Washing Soda.
    Not toxic and save a lot!
    thank you

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