Homemade laundry detergent: A simple recipe

Last Update: 18 Nov, 2022

The recipe for homemade washing powder is very simple and can easily be prepared in large quantities at once. It is important to note that the manufactured detergent contains a large amount of soap.


  • 1 portion of grated soap
  • 4 portions of washing soda

How to prepare homemade laundry detergent?

Grated soap can be bought at the store or you can grate it at home. When grating, it is important to open the window so that you don’t suck out the tiny bits of soap.

Weigh the grated soap and add enough washing soda so that the scale shows four times the weight of the original soap

After measuring out the correct proportions of the ingredients, mix them thoroughly and place the finished washing powder in a container

How to use homemade laundry detergent?

For each wash, put two level tablespoons of laundry detergent in the dispenser of your washing machine. For a greener wash, use vinegar scented with essential oils or dried fruits/florals (e.g. orange, lemon, lavender) instead of rinse aid.

Author: Richard Bystricky-Berezvai

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