Laundry Detergent (Powdered)

Total Time
Prep 10 mins
Cook 0 mins

Powdered laundry detergent. I like to use a full bar of soap when making laundry detergent so the amount of ingredients is based off of that.

Ingredients Nutrition

  • 1 soap bar (Fels-Naptha is good)
  • 3 cups washing soda
  • 3 cups borax


  1. Grate soap. Can also slice and food process soap.
  2. Mix soap, washing soda, and borax.
  3. Use 2 tablespoons per load.
Most Helpful

5 5

Absolutely great! I had so much fun making the soap! Very economical. Finally found out you can get washing soda at an Ace Hardware Store. I large grated my soap and then put it into a small food processor I have. That got the soap nice and manageable. Thanks so much for the recipe!

5 5

Thank-you so much. This is easy and inexpensive. My kids even grate the soap for me.