Homemade laundry detergent in a glass jar with a tag attached that includes the recipe.

Homemade Laundry Detergent {DIY Laundry Detergent}

Author Kim at Serving Up Southern


  • 1 bar Dr. Bonner's Magic Soap, grated, or chopped if using a food processor I love Citrus Orange
  • 2 cups Borax
  • 2 cups super washing soda
  • 1 cup baking soda
  • 20-30 drops essential oils I use 15 drops or both lemon and lavender.


  1. Grate the entire bar of soap and mix it with the other ingredients.

    If using a food processor - coarsely chop and run it through your food processor with the other ingredients. I like mine very fine, so I let it run a while in the processor. I do stop and stir it often because the heat from the processor can cause it to warm up and collect on the bottom.

    Store in an airtight container