This has got to be THE easiest laundry detergent recipe you will EVER come across. :) It's almost too simple to blog about, but I know some people have never created their own detergent before so here it is!

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Easiest DIY Laundry Detergent Recipe EVER

You will need:

2 cups super washing soda
2 cups borax
2 bars of regular (like Ivory) soap, or 1 bar Fels-Naptha

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Grate soap (with the very fine section of the cheese grater), add in 2 cups borax and 2 cups washing soda, and stir well for at least 5 minutes. And you're done!


Use 1-2 tablespoons of detergent for one load of laundry. This detergent IS safe for the HE washers, because it's LOW SUDS.

You will find the super washing soda and borax in the laundry detergent aisle. Instead of paying upwards of $.25 a load, you will be paying as little as $.05 a load.

Add dried lavender if you'd like, but I love the smell of the Fels-Naptha bar and this detergent gets our clothes so clean!

*originally posted 8/27/12*