DIY Natural Laundry Detergent

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I just can’t believe how easy it is to make your own all-natural laundry detergent. It makes me cringe to think how much I used to shell out for natural and organic store-bought laundry detergents. It’s SO simple to make your own.


Equipment & Tools


  • Grate soap bar with a cheese grater.
  • Combine all ingredients in a blender or food processor and mix until it turns into a fine powder.
  • Process the small pieces of soap, washing soda and borax together in a food processor or blender until it is well mixed.
  • Store the laundry detergent in an airtight glass container.
  • Use 1-2 tbsp of detergent per load.

For use with front-loading washers, mix 1-2 tbsp of detergent with a cup of warm water. You might even want to add directly to laundry as opposed to the detergent tray.

For use with top-loading washers, add detergent as usual.

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  1. Cheryl Rahkonen says:

    I already use Kir’s Castile Soap to bathe with but I have not used it to make laundry detergent and I would love to do that.

  2. Looks awesome!

  3. I already use it to make my detergent using a similar recipe to yours, except mine has 1 cup borax and about a cup of oxyclean too.

  4. Donna Cheatle says:

    I’ll use it to make my own detergent. I’m curious to see how well this works as compared to Fels Naptha

  5. natalie nichols says:

    I would use it to make my own detergent. I use fels naptha right now and I’d like to try something different

  6. Never tried (or even thought of) making my own detergent but this looks easy enough. I might try my hand at it..

  7. Id wash my sons clothes

  8. anne perry says:

    Would live to try to make laundry soap… Alwaysinterested in trying new products for bath too!!

  9. Courtney says:

    I stumbled upon Kirk’s much by accident at WalMart and fell in love the day I brought it home!

  10. With all the skin allergies I have Kirk’s is the best.

  11. Love Kirk’s products

  12. Thanks for the chances. I make my own laundry soap too. My hubby only uses Kirk’s to shower…nothing else will do.

  13. Nikki V says:

    Thanks for the tip on Kirk’s. I’m going to look into purchasing it and making my own detergent.

  14. Alexis Pasquier says:

    I’ve been using Kirk’s soap for years and I love it. I just bought the washing soda & borax and I am going to make the detergent.

  15. I love Kirk’s Castile soap but it is so hard to find around here..The scent is wonderful and soft. It does make excellent laundry detergent.

    • Thanks for visiting, Dolly. I bet you can always find it online at Amazon too. We’ve been using it as our bar soap in the shower too. It’s so gentle.

  16. Thanks so much for sharing this on our Wellness Wednesday link-up. I’ll be sharing your giveaway on facebook. I’d love to try this soap in my homemade detergent recipe (very similar to yours).

  17. Jeanne DeHaas says:

    Can I use this in my HE washer? Thanks

    • Yes, definitely. I used it in my HE washer with no problems. The recommendation is to combine in a cup of warm water and add directly to your laundry, but I’ve just added the powder to my laundry and it was fine too. The powder just doesn’t work in the little detergent door – that’s for concentrated liquids.

  18. I have been using Kirk’s to make laundry detergent, hand soap, and body wash! I love it!

  19. I will make my own detergent!

  20. just started using kirks’ soap and I love it find it in Wal-Mart

  21. Are you not concerned about the toxicity of the borax? How well would this recipe work without it?

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