Homemade No-Grate Laundry Detergent

Megan Aubrey
by Megan Aubrey
4 Materials
10 Minutes

After learning how easy it is to make most of your basic household cleaners I decided to try making my own laundry detergent. I was almost out of my store bought detergent and the cost of buying the ingredients to make my own equaled one bottle of store bought detergent. There was nothing to lose trying but so much more money in my pocket to gain! The great thing is that these ingredients will make detergent for at least a year. That's about $10 worth of ingredients for a whole year of laundry detergent. Plus, this is a no grate recipe! Check out how easy it is to make this no grate laundry detergent that cleans effectively and leaves your clothes smelling delicious! I use 1/2 cup per regular load. This is HE washer friendly!

Learn how to make easy no grate laundry detergent! I'm forever hooked on this recipe!

Gather your ingredients. You need:

•3 Tablespoons of Borax

•3 Tablespoons of Washing Soda

•2 Tablespoons Dawn Dishwashing Detergent

•A bottle to mix it in (mine is an old milk bottle)

Pour the three ingredients into a gallon container. Use a funnel or a piece of paper rolled into a funnel.

Pour 4 cups of boiling water into the container and swirl until dissolved.

Let cool and then fill container with cold water. Make sure to fill the container up to the top with water – not just suds. Let the suds run over while filling. You will still have plenty of soap inside.

It's that easy to make your own laundry detergent! It will save you so much money a year and make your clothes so fresh and so clean!

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  • Angela Sanderson Angela Sanderson on Jul 25, 2022

    How much soap per load? Can I use bleach along with it? Fabric softener too?

  • Donna Donna on Jul 25, 2022

    What if you wanted a fragrance? What could you use? How many loads? Also how much per load do you need?

  • Sue48556223 Sue48556223 on Jul 25, 2022

    I try to stay away from Borax because of its ingredients. I, too, make my own laundry detergent.

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