make your own laundry soap

This is so easy. I’ve been using this laundry soap for a few weeks now, and I’m really happy with it. It’s a very simple and pure soap, and it does a great job too.

soap ingredients

All you need is:

1.5 cups borax

1.5 cups washing soda

1 bar of your favourite soap

grating soap


1. Finely grate the bar of soap.

2. Mix with the other ingredients.

homemade laundry soap

I put mine in a large ziplock baggie, but you can use whatever container you have handy. Use about a tablespoon or so per load. You might need more if you have a top-loading washer. Mine is front-loading and one tablespoon is plenty.


Thanks to Kerry-Ann for this recipe!! I don’t know if it’s hers or if she found it somewhere, but it’s a good one. The original called for Dr. Bronner’s soap, but I just used what I had, so that’s my contribution to the evolution of the recipe.