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Homemade Laundry Detergent Recipe

Make your own laundry detergent with this frugal and economical recipe


  • Cheese Grater


  • 2 Cups Borax
  • 2 Cups Washing Soda
  • 1 Bar Sunlight Laundry Soap Bar


  • Mix the borax and the washing soda together
  • Grate the laundry soap bar using a cheese grater
  • mix the grated laundry soap with the borax and soda
  • using a funnel, add the detergent to a child save jar or container


You can substitute the laundry soap bar for a regular bar of body soap, but you’ll need to make sure you wash the clothes on warm or hot for the soap to dissolve. 
The sunlight bar will dissolve, but the regular soap requires the higher temperature
If you have sensitive skin, try switching borax for baking soda instead