Natural Laundry Detergent Recipe

At iTOVi, we value all steps towards health and wellness. Do-it-yourself projects allow creators to take toxins out of everyday items, making living more natural. We’ve searched for homemade laundry detergent recipes that get the job done (while keeping families safe) here is our favorite.

Your grocery list

  •      Liquid Castile Soap (sold at most natural food stores)
  •      Arm & Hammer Super Washing Soda
  •      Arm & Hammer Pure Baking Soda
  •      Your favorite essential oil for scent (optional)
  •      A large container


  •      Combine ½ c. washing soda and ½ c. baking soda in a large mixing bowl
  •      Slowly add water until soda mix dissolves (start with ½ c. water and add more as necessary)
  •      Stir in ½ c. liquid Castile Soap
  •      Add 5-8 drops of your favorite essential oil scent (optional)
  •      Pour mixture in a large container
  •      Fill container with water, leaving 2 inches of space at the top

Use approximately 1/3 c. of detergent for normal sized loads. Households with soft water should use less detergent. Always follow your washing machine’s instructions to determine the appropriate amount of laundry detergent usage.

Handmade Laundry Detergent

We hope this recipe helps you tackle your family’s laundry!

Recipe adapted from