Easy Homemade Powdered Laundry Detergent Recipe for Sensitive Skin

Easy DIY homemade powdered laundry detergent for sensitive skin.

It’s been six years since I’ve written about my DIY laundry detergent [HERE]. Four kids later, I’m still using this recipe, but without measuring and with the addition of OxyClean.

With my family of six, we go through laundry like no one’s business. A week’s worth of laundry means seven loads every week. It’s insane.

From my business casual work clothes, Ryan’s grease stained shirts from working in a mechanic shop, soccer & gymnastics clothes, and daycare sheets and blankets – this recipe gets all that out and more!

Benefits for this DIY Laundry Detergent Recipe

It’s cheap! Literally under $20, and if you have a family of six, it will last you six months! It saves me about $400 a year!

It works in HE machines. I would make sure you read up on your own to ensure that this recipe will work for your specific machine.

You can substitute your soap! I like to substitute Dove sensitive soap because my husband has sensitive skin, and that bar soap works best for him.

Recipe for DIY Easy Homemade Laundry Detergent for Sensitive Skin

2 bars of your favorite soap
4 pounds of Borax
1 box of Super Washing Soda
1 container of Oxy Clean

Easy DIY homemade powdered laundry detergent for sensitive skin.

1. Grate the soap! I got tired of using the fine side of my grater, and found that the big grater worked just fine with my machine.

2. Mix everything together and put it in a jar!

3. Use a tablespoon of the mixture for each load. Two if it is an extra stinky load.

That’s it! I hope you love it. Pin the image below here!

Easy DIY homemade powdered laundry detergent for sensitive skin.

Easy DIY homemade powdered laundry detergent for sensitive skin.

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