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Douglas, Alaska, United States
I have lived in Alaska since 1978, having come to Juneau as a Jesuit Volunteer. I fell in love with Alaska and now live on Douglas Island with my husband and two dogs.

Wednesday, June 6, 2012

Another Recipe For Home Made Laundry Detergent

I found a new recipe for home made laundry soap:

1/3 cup washing soda
1/3 cup borax
1/3 cup Dr. Bronner's Liquid Castile Soap (I used Lavender, but they make Peppermint, Almond and Unscented as well)

Put all the ingredients in a 1 1/3 gallon laundry detergent container, fill with hot water and shake.  It is much easier and a lot less messy than than my previous recipe, which involved grating and melting Fels Naptha soap on the stove, etc.

I will use the left over bar of Fels Naptha Soap for stains instead of Spray and Wash Stain Stick (thanks to Dwija at House Unseen, Life Unscripted for the tip!

I'll let you know how it works out!


  1. Thanks for this Paula. I tried the other dry recipe and I did like but this sounds like a breeze. I will try it if you give us a good report. xo

  2. I'm a big fan of Dr. Bronner's. I like products that are multi-purpose. Hope it works well!

  3. Ooooh, I like it! I'm using a different no-grate recipe now too- borax, washing soda, oxyclean. Just stir and use. So far so good!

  4. I found this post via a comment you made on Make It Do. I hope to try it, but I need dye free, scent free, etc. I will look for unscented Dr. Bonner's. I'm Pinning this so I have it for reference. Thanks for sharing!

    Stef at TooMuchToDoSoLittleTime.com


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