How to make a natural laundry detergent in 2 minutes.

Making your own laundry detergent is a great way to save money and is a natural way to clean your clothes without adding questionable chemicals to your water system. This recipe will work in washing machines and will dissolve even in hot water or cold water.

The recipe uses only 3 simple ingredients and can be doubled or even tripled to meet your laundry needs. All these ingredients can be found at your local supermarket in the laundry hall. Check the health, beauty or organic sections of the store to see the natural bar soaps.

Natural laundry detergent


1 Castilla soap

2 cups of sodium carbonate

2 cups of borax



About the ingredients


Some people get nervous at the mention of Borax. There is no need to fear it! Borax is a natural mineral that is composed of sodium, boron, oxygen and water. It is an effective natural cleaner and a safer alternative to many types of conventional cleaners. Apart from this recipe for laundry detergent, there are many ways to use Borax.

Sodium carbonate

Sodium carbonate is made from common salt and limestone or is found as natural deposits. It is a natural reinforcement of clothes and helps to remove difficult stains from clothes.

Soap of Castilla

Regarding the addition of soap to detergent, I prefer to use Castilla soap. They are made with castile vegetable soap and pure organic oils.

Household detergent versus conventional laundry detergent

One of the first things you will notice when using household detergent is the lack of foam. Do not worry, your clothes are still being cleaned. The amount of foam produced by a laundry detergent has nothing to do with the cleaning power of that product. Detergents clean without producing a large amount of foam.

  • How to make your own detergent at home
  • With the grater, crush a bar of castile soap.
  • Pour the soap in a large container.
  • Add 2 cups of sodium carbonate and 2 cups of borax.

Place a lid on the container and shake until combined. You can use up to a quarter cup of detergent per small load of laundry.