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Easy Homemade Laundry Soap Recipe - Why You Should Make Your Own and Will Save You Money

Updated on March 11, 2015

Why Make Homemade Laundry Soap?

Are you sick of paying too much for laundry detergent? Many people are, which is why more are choosing to make their own instead of buying the expensive name brands. When I first saw a recipe for homemade laundry soap, I was extremely skeptical. Could something made from a few, random items in the laundry section at the grocery store really clean as well as name brand detergent? Out of curiosity, I read the comments and was shocked by the stunning reviews people gave. Seeing that this recipe received such good reviews, and that it costs less than even the cheapest detergent, I decided to give it a shot. After one use, my clothes came out cleaner than they ever have in the wash! So I decided to share this recipe with you so more people can enjoy this soap.


  • 2 cups Borax
  • 2 cups Washing Soda
  • 2 bars, grated Feels Napatha
  • 1 container Purex Crystals, *optional*


  1. Pour 2 cups of Borax into a large container, along with 2 cups of washing soda. Then grate 2 bars of Feels Napatha into the container (this can be done with a cheese grater, or you can cut the bars up into little pieces and chop them with a food processor), finally pour in a container of Purex Crystals (Downy Unstopables can be put in instead, but the crystals are cheaper and work just fine).
  2. Stir in the ingredients in the container and store it in a safe place, away from children and pets.
  3. Use one tablespoon for super/large loads and one teaspoon for small/regular loads.

The soap is safe to use in both regular and HE machines. All the ingredients can be found in the laundry section of your local grocery store. To save even more money, you can use baking soda instead of washing soda. Measure two cups of baking soda and put it in an oven safe container, heat the oven to 400F and bake for about half an hour. The baking soda will turn into washing soda. Adding the Purex Crystals in is also optional and its only purpose is to add fragrance.

*I originally found this recipe on: *



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