DIY: Laundry Detergent

One of the easiest ways to make an eco-friendly, cost-effective change to your habits around the house is to switch up your laundering patterns. A great place to start is with your detergent. There are recipes for liquid detergent all over the inter-web, but I prefer to go dry-style. Frankly, there are less steps, and my little one appreciates that she gets to grate down soap. Two birds, one stone.


  • 1 cup washing soda
  • 1 cup Borax
  • 1 bar of soap

Use 1 tbs. per load.


First, grate down your soap with a cheese grater. This is fun, and I think the delicate curls of soap are pretty.

IMG_3120Then, combine the washing soda, Borax, and soap curls.


Store in a container, in a dry place.


In my daughter’s words, “it’s easy peasy lemon squeazy.”