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Homemade Laundry Detergent Powder

Prep Time15 mins


  • Grater
  • Bowl


  • 1 cup OxyClean
  • 1 cup washing soda
  • 1 bar Fels Naptha laundry soap
  • 10-20 drops lemon, orange, lavender, or peppermint essential oil Optional


  • Grate your bar of Fels Naptha into a large bowl.
  • Mix in the washing soda and the OxyClean.
  • This is optional, but you can add 10-20 drops of lemon, orange, peppermint, or lavender essential oil. If you have small children, be cautious about adding too much of any oil and of adding peppermint at all.
  • Stir thoroughly to combine, then store in an airtight container.
  • For one full load of laundry, add about 1/4 cup of your homemade laundry detergent.