Are you tired of spending endless amounts of money on laundry detergent?
Do you not like using detergents that you don’t have a clue what is actually in them?
Well, you’ve come to the right place. I’ve gathered some of the best recipes for homemade laundry detergent that have been scattered all over the internet.
But I’ve saved you the time and effort it takes to track them all down. If you are looking for a laundry detergent recipes that will suit your needs then keep reading.
Hopefully, you’ll find exactly what you’re looking for.
Homemade Laundry Detergent Recipes
1. The Super Laundry Sauce
So you like the idea of making your own laundry detergent, but you aren’t sure you’ll have the time or the talent to pull it off.
Well, don’t fret. This recipe says it takes only 7 minutes to make and is spelled out so plainly that almost anyone can figure it out.
2. Homemade Lavender and Lemon High-Efficiency Laundry Detergent
You want to make your own laundry detergent but your machine only takes high-efficiency laundry soap?
Well, don’t fret. Thanks to this refreshing laundry detergent recipe you can save money and your washing machine.
3. Homemade HE Laundry Detergent
Do you want an all-natural laundry detergent that will save you money and still be high efficient?
Well if so, then this detergent is for you. It meets all of those criteria and appears to be a snap to whip up.
4. Powdered Laundry Detergent With Scent Crystals
If you are someone that loves stronger smelling laundry detergents, then you’ll love this one. I used to not like making my own laundry detergent because I didn’t think my clothes smelled clean enough.
Then I realized I could add scent crystals to the mix and it would pack that fresh smell that I love. It costs a little extra but is totally worth it if you enjoy fresh smelling clothes as much as I do.
5. Baby Laundry Detergent
You want to make your own laundry detergent, but you need some that will be safe for baby. I totally understand.
And that is why I thought this recipe definitely needed to be shared. You can create your own gentle baby laundry detergent for a fraction of the cost.
6. Liquid Laundry Soap for $1 a Gallon
You want to make your own laundry soap, but you aren’t a fan of the powdered stuff? That’s okay because there are recipes for you too.
So this recipe is not only a liquid instead of a powder, but it also only costs a dollar a gallon. That is great news for those that are trying to be frugal.
7. Coconut and Lavender Laundry Detergent
Making your own laundry detergent can be an easy way to save money and live a little healthier.
But it can also be a way to add new fun and fresh scents into your daily life. This recipe will certainly do that.
8. Homemade Laundry Detergent Tabs
The latest and greatest thing in store bought detergents is the little tabs or pods. It is made so you can just toss one in the washer and forget having to pour anything into your washing machine.
Well, you don’t have to forgo convenience just because you are making items from scratch. This recipe for homemade laundry detergent tabs proves that.
9. Basic Laundry Detergent Recipe
This laundry detergent recipe is one that everyone should know. If you know it, then you can always make your own laundry detergent for very little money.
But what you may not know is that you can interchange Ivory soap with Fels Naptha (in case you have a hard time locating that in your store.)
10. 2 Cents a Load Laundry Detergent
How many laundry detergents do you know of that can wash your clothes for as little as 2 cents per load?
Well, thanks to this recipe you just found one. So if you are looking to live life on a tight budget, you may want to start here.
11. Borax-Free Laundry Detergent
Do you want to make your own laundry detergent, but the thought of using Borax makes you nervous?
Well, then ditch the Borax with this recipe. That way you can make your own laundry detergent and have no worries in the process.
12. Natural and Frugal Laundry Soap Recipe
This recipe is a natural recipe that calls for washing powder and baking soda along with a few other ingredients.
But it is also super frugal because all of those items are usually very inexpensive. So you have an inexpensive and effective laundry soap in a jiff.
13. Mom’s Super Laundry Sauce
This is a concentrated version of an intense laundry detergent. It requires only a few simple ingredients to handle 128 loads.
So if you are looking for an inexpensive and super effective laundry soap, then you might want to give this one a try.
14. All-in-One Laundry Bombs
This recipe for laundry bombs is meant to replace all of your excess laundry components. You won’t need your stain stick, laundry detergent, or fabric softener when you use these.
Instead, you mix a few basic ingredients to create these laundry masters. Then you toss them in with your laundry, and you are done.
15. Non-Toxic Laundry Detergent
Do you need a super healthy laundry detergent that is so safe you’d even feel okay using it on your child’s cloth diapers?
Well, then you may have just found the recipe. It claims to be all of those things, but you check it out and see what you think.
16. Homemade All Natural Laundry Detergent
This is another all-natural laundry detergent. But instead of it being in powder form, this one is a liquid.
So for all of you out there that only want to use a liquid laundry detergent, but desire one that is all-natural, then you’ll want to give this recipe a quick glance.
17. DIY Liquid Laundry Soap
This liquid laundry detergent is super simple to make with only a few basic ingredients. Which also equates to it being pretty inexpensive to make too.
Plus, it is also good for HE washers. So don’t think just because you have an HE machine that you can’t make your own detergent.
18. The Favorite Laundry Detergent
Okay, this isn’t my favorite laundry detergent (yet), but it is for the blogger that posted it. I really like the way the recipe looks though.
So if you want simple, then consider this one because it only has 3 ingredients and it includes Dawn dish liquid which you know will get the stains out.
19. Liquid Laundry Soap
This liquid laundry detergent is similar to a few of the previous ones, but it does include a few essential oils options.
So for those of you that like to use essential oils wherever possible, then you might want to consider giving this recipe a try.
20. The 1 Year Supply of Laundry Detergent
Could you imagine creating enough laundry soap to fill an under-the-bed box and know that it was enough to last you a whole year?
So you may think I’m nuts, but with this recipe, she says it’s enough. And that you’ll only need 1-2 tablespoons per load.
21. The Dawn Laundry Soap
This is another tutorial to make the three-ingredient liquid laundry soap. It includes a few basic items like Borax, washing powder, and dawn.
As mentioned before, if it has Dawn dish liquid in it, then you know it will be tough on stains.
22. The Super Frugal Liquid Laundry Detergent
This laundry detergent is a liquid DIY option that is apparently extremely frugal. If you are someone that is wanting to stretch a dollar, then you might want to consider this recipe.
So they say that you can make enough laundry detergent from this recipe to wash 576 loads. But the best part is they say that it only costs $6. You give it a try and see what you think.
23. The Pretty Pink Laundry Detergent
This laundry detergent looks pretty if does nothing else. But considering the ingredients, it should clean your clothes very well.
However, it can be made into plenty of pretty colors if you choose to add the fragrance beads which I love to do for that added oomph of fragrance.
24. DIY Laundry Pods with Essential Oils
These laundry pods are made with only a few basic ingredients that should be fairly inexpensive to purchase.
But they are so great because they are super convenient and easy to use. Give them a try and see what you think.
25. The 6-Ingredient Laundry Soap
This laundry soap appears as though it would be a great cleaner and a very fresh smelling laundry detergent too.
So you’ll need your soap, washing powder, and baking soda. But this recipe includes scent beads and Oxy Clean as an extra cleaning agent.
26. World’s Best Homemade Laundry Detergent
This recipe has a lot of the basic ingredients we’ve talked about in previous recipes. The difference is that they use products from a company called Scentsy.
Though it requires a little special ordering, she also shows you how to make customized jars for your laundry detergent and tags to go on it too.
27. Premium DIY Laundry Detergent
This laundry recipe is practically the same as the other recipes that have Oxy Clean in them. The main difference is she uses Biz and says it works wonders.
So if you’d like to try a recipe that uses a slightly different product, then you might want to check this laundry detergent out.
28. Laundry Detergent 5 Gallons for $2
If you are wanting a massive load of laundry detergent for very little money, then you’ll need to take this recipe into consideration.
Plus, it is a liquid recipe that is made from very basic ingredients. So if that sounds great to you, then give it a try.
Well, if you were on the hunt for a frugal and effective DIY laundry detergent you now have over 20 recipes to choose from.
Now, tell me, do you make your own laundry detergent? What recipe do you use? Do you have any tips on making an effective laundry detergent?
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