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6 Ways to Make Homemade Laundry Soap

Make your own homemade laundry soap today! Whether you prefer powder, detergent tabs, crystals, or liquid soap, the ingredients are cheap and the process is simple. With 6 choices to choose from, you will never be without a DIY laundry detergent recipe again!

6 Ways To Make Homemade Laundry Soap.

Easy Homemade Soap Recipes without Lye

You can have DIY laundry soap fully customized with your favorite essential oils in just a few easy steps.

Not only will you clean clothes in a non-toxic, all-natural way, but you’ll save money by making laundry detergent at home too! Homemade laundry detergent costs a fraction of the price of commercial detergent, so you and your wallet both will feel great.

Every recipe is so easy and safe to make. You can even bring your kids into the fun.

How to Make Laundry Soap at Home

Have you ever wondered how to make your own laundry soap but assumed it was overly complicated?

Guess what?

Anyone can make laundry soap at home!

No fancy equipment is required, and you probably have the ingredients in your house already. If not, they are affordable and basic ones you can find at any local supermarket.

Once you are done with your wash cycle, spruce up your drying game with our Wool Dryer Ball Essential Oil Blend post.

Laundry has never felt so empowering. So, let’s get started!

Common ingredients for DIY Laundry Detergent and Soap

Easy Homemade Laundry Soap Recipes

Learn how to make homemade soap for laundry. Below are six simple recipes to try in your home. Each one has a different approach, but all make your clothes fresh and clean without chemicals.

Whether you want to protect the environment or have sensitive skin, you’ll be inspired to create your own detergent when you see how quick and easy the process is. From tabs to liquid, powder, or softening boosters, we’ve got you covered.

DIY Laundry Soap, a mason jar with liquid laundry soap.
DIY Laundry Soap
Rejoice! With only three cheap ingredients and minimal effort, you will never run out of liquid laundry soap again. The equipment you need is no more than a stove, a grater, and a bucket.
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How to make laundry soap, Pop Shop America.
DIY Homemade Laundry Soap
This recipe is perfect if you have sensitive skin and prefer chemical-free options. Plus, it’s borax-free too! You can easily make this recipe in small batches. Then as a bonus, the recipe includes darling labels to print out and stick on your container.
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Eucalyptus and Lemon Scented Laundry Crystals,
DIY Scented Laundry Crystals
Laundry crystals make a great softening booster. This recipe is so simple and will inspire you with the amazing smells of eucalyptus and lemon essential oils.
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Laundry detergent tabs on a purple towel.
Easy & Cheap Laundry Detergent Tablets
These homemade laundry detergent tabs are adorable and look like candy when stored in a big glass jar. The ingredients are cheap to buy, and best of all, the process is EASY!
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Wooden clothes pins in a bucket and a glass jar with brown towels at the background.
All Natural Laundry Detergent
Homemade liquid laundry detergent is supernatural, and it works, thanks to the power of Dr. Bronner’s castile soap. So say “yes” to saving big bucks and getting clean clothes at the same time. Feel free to adjust the yield as you see fit, scale up or down as needed.
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Jeans and denims hanging on the clothes line.
Borax-Free Powdered Laundry Detergent
Spend pennies per load with this DIY borax-free and soap-free recipe. Homemade powdered laundry detergent is completely safe since it’s made from sodium chloride, baking soda, and Epsom salts. You won’t get the same build-up on your clothes that some soapy detergents leave, either!
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Monday 22nd of November 2021

Thanks for this. I will definitely be trying out some of these. :)

Jessica Haggard

Friday 26th of November 2021

You're very welcome Seraphi! I'd love to hear which one works best for you. Cheers to clean laundry!

Holly Bertone

Friday 29th of October 2021

Hi Jessica – What a great roundup of homemade laundry soaps! PINNED! Thank you for including my homemade laundry detergent. My heart is full of gratitude.

Hugs, Holly

Jessica Haggard

Friday 5th of November 2021

You bet Holly! Thanks for stopping by and checking it out :)