Homemade Powdered Laundry Soap

For those of you that would prefer a powdered laundry soap, here’s a great recipe to try:

Powdered Homemade Detergent


  • 1 Cup Fels Naptha Grated Soap (Can use Ivory if Fels Naptha is not in your area)
  • 1/2 Cup Washing Soda (NOT baking soda)
  • 1/2 Cup Borax


  1. Combine all ingredients together and store in an airtight container.
  2. For each load of laundry use 1 TBS. If extremely dirty you can add a second TBS.         
  3. SO EASY!!!!


I can find these ingredients in the cleaning or laundry aisle of my local Wal-Mart.  It only costs about 2 cents per load of laundry with homemade detergent.  It’s such a GREAT savings.  It also makes clothes smell great and get clean.  You really should try it! ๐Ÿ™‚  Happy cleaning!

Click below to view my recipe on: 

Homemade Liquid Laundry Soap.

This post is linked to:

Post Signature
DISCLAIMER: I am not a medical professional. This post is for educational purposes only. The information has not been evaluated by the FDA and is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent disease. DISCLOSURE: This post may contain affiliate links. In order for me to support this website, my research, and blogging activities, I occasionally may receive monetary compensation for my endorsement and/or links to products or services. However, I only recommend products or services I trust.


  1. Pitcherfam4 says

    I have been researching for months on homemade powdered laundry soap recipes. I see that your recipe says NOT on the baking soda but yes on the borax. I have been told that borax is only good in very hot water so it shouldn’t be used in cold water batches. Also, the baking soda, I was told, keeps the washing soda from hitting its prime and harsh pH of 11. I know that with oven cooking, baking soda becomes washing soda. Can you please give me your reasoning behind the ingredients in your powdered laundry soap? Thank you in advance!

    • says

      I did not come up with this recipe myself and I honestly don’t remember where I got it from. I’ve never researching the why’s of the borax and washing soda – it’s just a recipe I like! ๐Ÿ™‚
      I only emphasized not the baking soda because it would be easy for a person to grab baking soda in the cooking aisle instead of washing soda in the laundry aisle.
      I apologize that I cannot be of more help to you in your endeavor! Have a great day! ๐Ÿ™‚

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

CommentLuv badge