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Homemade Powder Laundry Soap



“We should all do what, in the long run, gives us joy, even if it is only picking grapes or sorting the laundry.” E.B. White

As promised, here is my recipe for Homemade Dry Laundry Soap. I’ve been using this for about 20 years now ever since my baby, at the time, had bad skin allergies to all commercial detergents.    The ingredients are simple and can be bought in any food store. The Mule Team Borax was 3.84 box (11 cups) and the Baking Soda was 2.64 box for 8 cups and the Fels-Naptha bar of soap was .97. The total cost for a batch of powder laundry is $1.65 for 48 loads. This comes to 3.4 cents per load compared with commercial laundry soaps at 10-14 cents per load.

This Homemade Laundry powder is low suds so I do use it in my HE washer and it cleans great! Remember to use only one rounded Tablespoon as it’s concentrated.

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Ingredients & Recipe:
  • 1 cup of Baking Soda
  • 1 cup Borax
  • 1 bar of Felz-Naptha soap->grated with cheese grater
  • Combine all 3 ingredients
  • Use a hand held blender (or a blender) to mix ingredients to a fine powder
  • Store in an airtight container (48 loads) Include a measuring tablespoon  in the container- for easy use    


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I have added stains to two kitchen towels equally with blueberry jam, steak sauce and soy sauce: then will wash one in commercial detergent and the other with 1 rounded tablespoon of this homemade concentrated laundry soap.

Since I swear by this laundry soap, with it’s great cleaning power & fresh clean smell, I decided to do a stain-off using my laundry soap versus a commercial brand to compare results. After washing both stained towels separately, using those two different methods, the results are in.


The kitchen towels cleaned with the Homemade laundry soap were cleaner, brighter and got out more of the stains: just as I suspected.

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Please leave your comments, Meg :-}




One comment

  1. Tessa says:

    Such a great article with step by step instructions! Seems like it would be much easier on on sensitive skin, which sadly I have! But great post, the pictues helped showcase the process.

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