DIY Laundry Detergent

Here is a great money saving idea. A lot of us are going back to making products in their own home.  A while back I reviewed a natural soap bar, Kirk’s Original Coco Castile Soap, as part of my bar soap challenge where I tested different bar soaps.  I have been a fan of Kirk’s  ever since and they recently posted a recipe on how to make your own laundry soap. The recipe is very simple so I wanted to share with all of you. This recipe is for a powder (dry) laundry detergent mix.  There is another recipe for liquid. Happy mixing.laundry-detergent

Kirk’s Powder Laundry Detergent Recipe 


  • 1 bar of Kirk’s Coco Castile Soap, grated
  • 1 cup of washing soda
  • 1/2 cup Borax
  • 1/3 cup OxiClean

Mix ingredients together well. You may opt to add to a blender or food processor to mix thoroughly.  After mixing store transfer to an air tight container for storage.  Add two Tablespoons to each laundry load for washing.

This is just a basic recipe. You can experiment with different levels of cleansing agents.  You can also add essentials oils to make this smell nicely.  You will still need to pre-treat your clothes for stains and use bleach for whites.


2 thoughts on “DIY Laundry Detergent

  1. Yes! I love making my own laudry detergent. I started making and using my own laudry detergent a few months ago. And I will never go back to the other types again. It’s the best and have had great results!

    I use many of the ingredients you have posted here with the exception of oxiclean. For my soap of choice, I’ve used kirks, Dr bronners, zote, or ivory. Thanks for posting and sharing!

    Take care.


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