9 Best Homemade Laundry Detergent Recipes and Ideas
Whether you’re trying to save money, protect the environment or prevent skin irritations, DIY Laundry Detergent creates an easy and natural way to clean your clothes. Some people prefer liquid laundry detergent, whereas others may opt for a homemade powder detergent – either way, we have you covered. There has also been some discussion of the safety of Borax in homemade laundry detergent, so we have also included recipes that do not include it. And just in case you want to go completely chemical-free, we have even included a one-ingredient, totally natural homemade detergent idea that may convert you from your current detergent.
1. Homemade Powder Laundry Detergent
Say goodbye to pricey commercial detergents with this homemade powder laundry detergent. It works as well as its branded counterpart and easy on the budget. Get full recipe here.
2. Homemade Liquid Laundry Soap
Prefer liquid laundry detergent? Here’s an awesome liquid laundry detergent recipe you can make in the comforts of you home.
3. Homemade Borax-Free Laundry Detergent
Borax-free laundry detergent is great for washing your undies and your baby’s clothes. Get full recipe here.
4. DIY Lavender Laundry Soap
Make homemade laundry soap more awesome by adding a twist of soothing lavender scent. Full recipe here.
5. Easy Homemade Laundry Detergent Using Zote Soap
Zote soap has this amazing clean, citrusy, sweet scent. Plus, it adds a happy pink hue to your old boring homemade laundry soap. Full recipe here.
6. No-Grate Homemade Laundry Soap
If you can’t bring yourself to grate all those soap bars, then this no-grate homemade laundry soap recipe is perfect for you.
7. Soap Nuts
Ever heard of soapberry before? It’s shell can be used as an all-natural laundry cleaner when dried. 4-5 nuts can wash 5-7 laundry loads. Can you believe that? You’ll go nuts for soap nuts! Read full instructions here.
8. Homemade Liquid Soap Nuts Laundry Detergent
If you love using soap nuts and find using liquid detergent more convenient, here’s the ultimate homemade liquid soap nuts laundry detergent recipe for you.
9. Borax and Vinegar Homemade Laundry Soap
Adding vinegar to your homemade laundry soap will go a long way. Vinegar has been a tried and tested stain remover, fabric softener, static reducer, and odor remover. Full recipe here.
Have we converted you from your old laundry ways? Is there a recipe you love that we left out? Tell us in the comments section below!