How to Make Homemade Laundry Detergent

16 Mar

I DID IT!!  I can’t believe how simple it was to make homemade laundry detergent.

Thank you, thank you, thank you to the folks over at !

This is the information straight from their wonderful site:

Soap/Detergent cost breakdown & savings

Prior to making our own, we were using Arm & Hammer liquid detergent.  Here is the breakdown in cost analysis:

Note: you only need to use 1 tablespoon of this homemade detergent per load, although you can use 1 – 2 tablespoons for heavily soiled loads)

  • Arm & Hammer® liquid 100 ounce detergent – $6.79 – 32 loads = $0.21 per load
  • Tide® with Bleach powder 267 ounce detergent – $20.32 – 95 loads = $0.21 per load
  • Jabs Homemade powder 32 ounce detergent – $2.98 – 64 loads = $0.05 per load

As you can see, whether I compare against traditional store bought liquid or powder, I am saving $0.16 per load!


Each batch yields approximately 32 ounces (between 32-64 loads based on how many Tbsp used per load).

Thoroughly stir together for 5 minutes and enjoy the results!  That’s it folks…seems too good to be true, but it is true indeed!

I was able to purchase all of the items for less than $6 at Walmart.  The Borax and the Arm and Hammer Washing Soda should last me for about 10 more batches!  CRAZY!  Have you ever made your own soap or cleaner?  I want to learn…please share your information with me and all of your zoned in friends!  The easiest way to save money is not to spend it!!

“It was quite a bit of grating on the fine hand grater, so I had to find a less exhausting way to get the job done…TEENAGERS!”

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Posted by on March 16, 2012 in Tightwad Tips


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One response to “How to Make Homemade Laundry Detergent

  1. finefrugality

    April 4, 2012 at 9:03 am

    Hi!! Just wanted to let you know that I’ve nominated you (and your little blue friend) for the Versatile Blogger Award! Check out today’s post for the details!


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