DIY Powder Laundry Detergent!

Hello Everyone!

I posted on my Facebook awhile back about how I made my own Laundry Detergent, and a lot of people seemed interested. So, here is my recipe!

I love using this detergent. It is super cheap, cleans well, and you can even add Essential Oils if you want a different scent!

*I have tried this on our Cloth Diapers a couple times, and I have really loved it. I know a lot of people are against DIY detergent and Diapers, but it is completely up to the person washing them.*

DIY Powdered Laundry Detergent


  • 1 cup of Borax
  • 1 cup of Washing Soda
  • 1 bar of soap (or 1/2 of two bars. I personally love to use 1/2 bar of Fels Naptha, and 1/2 bar of Zote.)
  • 1.5 cups of Oxy Clean (optional, its okay to use the Dollar Tree brand!)

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  1. Grate Soap

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  2. Add All Ingredients into the container you are going to use, and shake well to mix ingredients. Then you are done!


I add an old Tide Lid, so I can measure the Detergent how I like. Also, If you have Hard water, it really helps to add 1/4 or so of salt to the mixture!

I used a Dollar Tree container, and printed off a label to decorate my Detergent Storage 🙂


If you make the detergent, let me know how you like it! Feel free to leave questions, or comments below!

Happy Parenting!

– Marissa 🙂