DIY HE Laundry Detergent

Posted By: Kristi

I have been wanting to make my own laundry detergent for a LONG time now and FINALLY, I did it! I am super excited about how well it cleans too.

We have an high-efficient (top loading) washing machine so we needed detergent that would be compatible. I have been researching recipes for a while and finally found one I like and works well. We will be saving a ton of money too, major plus!

The ingredients needed are:

Washing Soda

Not bad, right?

Grate the bar of Fels-Naptha with the small side of the grater. Or, if you have a food processor you can use that as well.

Once your Fels-Naptha is grated, add in 1 cup of Borax and 1 cup of Washing Soda. 

I tripled the recipe for a larger batch.
Once all the ingredients were in the jar, I put the lid on and shook it. I wanted to make sure it was mixed up well. Then I opened the lid and mixed it even more. If you want, you can add your favorite scented oil but I left mine as is. This detergent is even safe for baby clothes, no reason to go buy a separate special detergent when this one does it all.

That's it, I was done! I gave it the test run and it worked great! If you have been staling like me, you should go for it. Really, you wont regret it.


  1. I use this too, except the liquid version from DollarStoreMom. I also subbed the Fels-Naptha for a bar of regular old Irish Springs because
    a) we already had the Irish Springs, and
    b) I couldn't find Fels-Naptha...where did you get it?


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