Weekend Wanderings: Homemade Laundry Detergent

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While in Kansas over the Christmas holiday my boyfriend and I made homemade powdered laundry detergent. So far it has worked great for both regular clothes (jeans, t-shirts, towels,etc) and for delicates. I wanted to share the recipe.



  1. Grate Zote Soap with a cheese grater. The soap will be in fairly large pieces but it will dry and crumble after mixed with other ingrediance and given time.
  2. In a large bowl combine all ingredients. Mix thoroughly.
  3. Store in an airtight container. For a medium sized load I use one tablespoon.

You can get some of these ingredients store brand to save money and I purchased my detergent container at the Dollar Store. Let me know how you like this recipe or of any variations to it, I’m curious as to how this recipe works for everyone. Happy Saturday!

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