DIY Natural Laundry Soap

Jenny/ April 13, 2019/ Family Life

I don’t know about you but I really don’t like using toxic chemicals in my laundry!  Our skin is our biggest organ and laundry soap is a huge irritant to many. However I can’t afford the natural laundry soaps with a family our size and the ones I made before didn’t do a great job. So when I tried this recipe I was somewhat sceptical but have been absolutely impressed with the results!!


Here’s the ingredients:

  • Natural bar soap, Dr. Woods is what I used

  • Washing soda

  • Baking soda

  • Oxi-clean

  • Essential oils



  • Grate bar soap using a hand grater or cut into chunks and use a food processor

  • In a large airtight container mix grated soap, 1 cup washing soda, 1 cup baking soda and 1 cup oxi-clean (optional, add 30 drops essential oil).

  • Place lid on and shake well.

  • Use 2-3 tablespoons per load.


This has been doing an excellent job on the dirtiest of our laundry. If you need extra cleaning though, you can add a little extra oxi-clean with each wash.  I also add the essential oils in the wash, not in the powder. 


Let me know if you try this and how you like it!  I figure it does approximately 30-40 loads with this recipe so you can easily double or triple the amounts to do more!



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About Jenny

Jenny is a homeschooling mom of 4 and wife to a wonderful husband. She enjoys reading, a good cup of coffee, and spending time outdoors with her family. You can find her writing about Jesus, homeschooling, and life on her blog Our Inconvenient Family, and contributing regularly at Lifeschooling Conference.