10 DIY Laundry Detergent Recipes

There are numerous make-your-own laundry detergent recipes around the web, including a few good ones here on TipHero.com (see the bottom of this post for links), but even still, we came across an article on TipNut.com that we just had to showcase, as it walks through 10 different laundry detergent recipes and lots of other useful information and tips that we thought would be sure to help the serious DIY-ers out there.

TipNut’s article is perhaps the most thorough of any DIY laundry detergent recipe post we’ve come across on the web. The author pulled together a collection of 10 recipes gathered over the years. They’re not all completely different from one another, as some of them are just variations on others in the list (i.e., same ingredients but different variations of the amount of each ingredient used). The article also provides a few general tips, in addition to the recipes, such as:

  • For the bar soaps required in the recipes, you could try Fels-Naptha, Ivory soap, Sunlight bar soap, Kirk’s Hardwater Castile, and Zote. Don’t use heavily perfumed soaps.
  • Washing Soda and Borax can normally be found in the laundry and cleaning aisles.
  • Some people with really hard water or well water may have to adjust the recipes if the clothes look dingy.
  • Although several of the recipes have the same ingredients, the measurements are different–some contain a higher soap to water ratio. Test and see which works best for your laundry needs.
  • You can make huge pails of this at once, or smaller quantities. Also if you can get your hands on a few empty liquid laundry detergent bottles they work great for storing the detergent. Just make a big batch and pour in bottles, cap then use as needed–shake before use.
  • Some of the recipes call for large amounts of water. Check with a local restaurant to see if they have any empty large pails from deep fryer oil–that’s how many restaurants buy the oil. See if you can have one or two of the pails after they’ve emptied it–just wash them out really well before using. They’re big, heavy plastic and very sturdy when stirring the soap and hot water.
  • There are also a few other useful tips at the bottom of the article. To view the 10 recipes, click the link below:

    10 Homemade Laundry Soap Detergent Recipes (TipNut.com)

    And if you’re serious about making your own laundry detergent, it’s worth checking out their FAQ too:

    Homemade Laundry Detergent FAQ (TipNut.com)

    Do you have any laundry detergent recipes of your own? Share them with the Tip Hero community by posting your recipes in the ‘Comments’ section below. And thanks for being a Tip Hero!

    Also, be sure to check out other DIY laundry detergent recipes here on Tip Hero in the related tips section below.