If you’re looking for more reusable DIY product ideas, be sure to try our reusable duster cloths tutorial and reusable sweeper pad tutorial! And in extreme situations, our post about 5 different face mask patterns to use during shortages might come in handy.
This tutorial will guide you through the steps to make your own homemade powdered laundry detergent recipe.
1 bar Fels-Naptha bar soap
1 cup Borax
1 cup Washing Soda
1/4 cup Baking Soda
*All of these items are found in the laundry isle next to the laundry detergents. If you live in Utah — I had best luck at Winco for all the supplies, I was not able to find the Fels-Naptha soap or washing soda at the Walmart or Target in my area, but you may have better luck.
*If you try this recipe and like it, you can double or even triple the ingredients the next time you make it to get a larger batch.
1. Grate the Fels-Naptha bar soap finely. I grated mine first using a hand grater, then put it in the Magic Bullet to finish it off. A food processer works great too. Coarsely grated, this equals about 2 cups. Finely grated measures less, of course.
2. Add 1 cup Borax.
3. Add 1 cup washing soda.
4. Add 1/4 cup baking soda.
7. Place in an airtight container. Use 2 tablespoons per regular load of laundry.
Here’s a label you can use for your container. Click on the image below, then right click to save it. I recommend opening it in Word or Publisher and printing it from there. That way you can resize it to fit your own container.