Homemade Powder Laundry Detergent Recipe – NEW & IMPROVED

Homemade Powder Laundry Detergent Recipe – NEW & IMPROVED

Laundry Soap

Try our homemade powder laundry detergent recipe, its been tried and tested and works great in HE washers too!

I have used the standard recipe you find online calling for borax, washing soda and ivory soap.  It cleaned our clothes okay but it was not that great on stains and heavy dirt. While good, it did not suit our families needs. We need something with more power, when your husband is a union labor and you have an 8 year old daughter who is more tom boy and believe mud pies are a summer staple you need more cleaning power. This recipe has been designed for the family who gets dirty.

Needed Items:

  • 1 box of Borax
  • 1 box of washing soda
  • 1 family sized box of baking soda
  • 1 bar of fels naptha soap
  • Laundry Storage Container
  • Yard stick
  • 5 Gallon Bucket


  1. Grate fels naptha soap using a cheese grater or your food processor. Skip the ivory soap, it doesn’t work as well, ivory soap is a gentle soap for the body, fels naptha is a laundry stain soap.
  2. Combine all boxes of the above into the 5 gallon bucket, dump in grated soap and stir with yard stick until mixed thoroughly.
  3. Pour mixed detergent into your laundry storage container.


Easy as that!! No need to heat, cook, or add water.. The best thing about all this is I have found a coffee scope at Walmart for 1.18 and it’s the perfect amount of laundry soap for a large load. It’s roughly 2 tablespoons.

The total cost of the laundry supplies is:

Borax:  $3.38

Washing Soda:   $3.24

Baking Soda:  $2.16

Fels Naptha Soap: $0.97

Total Cost:  $9.75

(walmart prices)

There is easily well over 300 loads of laundry but until I have finished the entire container I can only estimate this laundry soap to costing roughly 0.03 to 0.04 cents per load of laundry.



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