Tuesday, June 10, 2014

A Year supply of laundry detergent for under $13.00 and 5 minutes!!

It takes less than $13.00 and 5 minutes to make a batch of laundry detergent that will last you 12 months (240 loads of laundry).

I find it easier to mix a 6 month supply at a time ... so here is what you will need for a 120 load supply:

4lb box of Borax
3lb 7oz box of washing soda
1 Fals-naptha bar
Cheese grater

In a large bucket with a lid (I use a 3 gallon) pour in washing soda and borax. Grate the Naptha bar into the bucket. Put the lid on tightly and shake to combine.

That’s it … you now have very effective laundry detergent for 6 months and it cost you less than $6.50 to make it!!

Use 2 Tablespoons per load of laundry.


  1. Hi--
    Is this safe for High Efficiency (HE) washers?

    1. Hi Kristin :)
      Yes - you can use this in HE washers, just use 1Tbls per large load. This recipe will last you twice as long!!

  2. How much water do you add? Does this clean stains, etc. Sometimes I have to use different products for grease stains etc.

    1. This is a dry powder recipe Margaret. If I have a stain on something I usually get it wet then rub it with the Fels-Naptha bar. Let it sit for 5 min then throw in the wash with the detergent. I haven't come across anything that doesn't come out with that bar!!