Homemade laundry detergent recipes to help you create a healthier and more frugal household! Check out these recipes for some inspiration to create your own laundry detergent. Save money, and don’t settle for grocery store detergent blends filled with chemicals and fillers.
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Why Should you Make Homemade Laundry Detergent?
Making your own laundry detergent allows you to ensure a safer cleaner for your home. This is something you’ll have to rely on day in and day out. You’ll want to be sure that it’s something safe. Not only that, but you can be totally sure it meets the needs of your family. Whether it’s skin irritations, allergies, or a scent sensitivity you can have control over what goes into your laundry.
The Cost of Store Bought Laundry Detergent
Purchasing laundry detergent can add up quickly and if you have a large family, the expense of just the laundry detergent alone can get costly, not to mention the softener and other stain removers.
Homemade laundry detergent recipes have been around a long time and are quite useful when it comes to saving you both time and money. Many see it as a complicated process, but it is actually a lot easier than you think it is, and there are many different recipes out there that you can follow to make your own.
Homemade Laundry Detergent Recipes
Homemade Laundry Detergent
A mix of washing soda, baking soda, borax, laundry crystals, and a few other ingredients are combined to create a large batch of laundry detergent to save you time and money.
DIY Laundry Detergent
White vinegar, OxiClean, borax, your favorite essential oil, and a few other ingredients are combined to create a batch of fragrant detergent that will last quite a while.
Eco Friendly Detergent
This eco friendly detergent doesn’t use as many ingredients as most and uses unscented castile soap so that there are no scents. You can of course use scented bars instead if you prefer a light scent on your clothing.
DIY Detergent Using Soap Flakes
Two laundry bar soaps and OxiClean baby (optional) are used in this easy DIY detergent that will have your clothes clean and fresh.
DIY Detergent with Various Essential Oils
This detergent uses three different essential oils to add scents without adding all the chemicals. It’s also not a powder like many of the other recipes, more of a mix between powder and liquid.
Easy Homemade Detergent
This easy homemade detergent gives you the opportunity to use different types of soap bars, including Zote soap and Ivory Soap to create the detergent.
5 Ingredient Homemade Detergent
With just 5 ingredients, a simply homemade laundry detergent can be made to help save you time and money.
No Borax Detergent
If you are looking to make a homemade detergent that doesn’t include borax, this is a go to recipe that’s both quick and easy.
DIY Laundry Soap
This is another great homemade recipe that doesn’t call for any borax. The recipe consists of grated organic soap, baking soda and water. You can add your favorite essential oils in for scent if you’d like.
DIY Laundry Tablets
If you’re a fan of the laundry tabs you can just toss in and go, this is a homemade version of those. Making the detergent into tablets is actually pretty easy!
Soap Free Borax Free Detergent
Soap free detergents don’t have the extra build up from the soap so instead, this recipe calls for washing soda, baking soda, Epsom salt and sea salt.
DIY Liquid Detergent
If you prefer liquid detergent over powdered, this recipe is for you. You can customize the recipe to your liking and add essential oils for scent if you prefer.
DIY Eucalyptus and Lemon Crystals
This easy, 3 ingredient recipe doubles as a laundry booster and fabric softener to leave your clothes bright and fragrant.
Easy Homemade Laundry Soap
Another easy recipe, this homemade laundry soap is made from coconut oil, distilled water, and lye sodium hydroxide to keep your clothes clean and fresh.
Liquid Soap with Essential Oils
Another easy liquid soap recipe, this recipe contains baking and washing soda that’s mixed in with Dr. Bonner’s Pure Castile Liquid Soap and a few drops of Purification Essential Oil.
Homemade Laundry Detergent with OxiClean
Not only can you get a lot of useful info when it comes to making your own soap, there is also a recipe provided that can be used with or without your favorite scent booster.
Homemade Liquid Laundry Detergent
An easy way to make 5-10 gallons of laundry detergent on the cheap, this recipe uses a bar of Fels Naptha Bar Soap to create a homemade laundry detergent.
DIY Vinegar Fabric Softener
While not a homemade detergent, it does go with the laundry theme. This DIY fabric softener is made with vinegar, conditioner and water.
With a few simple ingredients you can make your own large batch of homemade laundry detergent so that you don’t have to spend so much money purchasing it from the store. What did you think of these simple recipes? Let us know which one made its way to your washing machine!
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