January 26, 2024

Simple natural laundry detergent recipe

Frugal Living


  • ½ cup of Epsom salt
  • 1 ½ cup Aluminium Free Baking soda
  • 1 ½ cup washing soda
  • ¼ cup sea salt
  • 20-25 drops of essential oil


  • Mason jars
  • Funnel


  • Add all the ingredients to the mason jar
  • Close the lid and shake the jar to combine or mix with a spoon
  • Use 1-2 tablespoons per load

Storage: Store homemade laundry detergent in an airtight container to make it last longer. Essential oils might weaken over time, affecting the detergent’s scent. Be sure to store out of the sunlight in a cool area to reduce the risk of mold. Regularly check for signs of spoilage like a bad smell, mold, or changes in texture or color. If you notice these signs, throwing away the detergent is best.

Cost-Effective: Making your own natural laundry detergent is often cheaper. Many recipes use bulk ingredients like washing soda. Buying in larger quantities is usually more cost-effective than buying pre-packaged detergents. Homemade detergents also tend to have fewer unnecessary additives, saving you money.

Reducing Waste: Homemade detergents help reduce waste. Buying ingredients in bulk and using reusable containers cuts down on packaging costs. This is more environmentally friendly than store-bought detergents with excessive packaging.

Environmental Impact: Homemade natural laundry detergent allows you to choose eco-friendly options. You can avoid harsh chemicals and unnecessary additives found in some store-bought products, helping to lessen the environmental impact of your laundry routine.

Most popular scents or blends For Natural Laundry Detergent

  • Lavender & Lemon: A bright but soothing scent.
  • Tea Tree & Orange: Tea tree is cleansing, while orange adds a bright touch.
  • Peppermint & Eucalyptus: A fresh and energizing combination.
  • Cedarwood: Masculine and woodsy.
  • Jasmine: Relaxing; helps with stress and overwhelm.

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