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
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!