Thursday, December 5, 2013

Homemade Laundry Detergent with Fels-Naptha!

I've been making my own laundry detergent for almost a year now and I will never go back to overpaying for store-bought laundry soap again. Have you seen my original Homemade Laundry Detergent Recipe? I've been wanting to use Fels-Naptha as a substitute for Ivory for awhile but I'm not big on "change" and sometimes I just need a little push. Well, Purex sent me a bar of Fels-Naptha to try out and that was apparently the push I needed! I love it so much that I don't plan on going back!

Fels-Naptha is a laundry bar that is made specifically to remove even the toughest stains. Purex Fels-Naptha has been a trusted stain remover for over 100 years! To fight tough stains, all you have to do is rub the stain with a wet bar of Purex Fels-Naptha and wait a couple minutes then wash it. Since Baby Z is the queen of stains, I was really excited to try this new and improved laundry detergent recipe!

1 cup Borax
1 cup Washing Soda
1 grated bar of Fels-Naptha

Things you need:
1 cheese grater, blender, or food processor
1 container to store detergent in
1 large bowl

I start with the bar of Fels-Naptha. To grate it, you can use a cheese grater (that’s what I do) or just stick in a blender or food processor. The smaller the grated pieces, the easier they'll dissolve in the washer (although, I haven't had a problem with the cheese grater pieces).

Next, you mix the grated soap, washing soda, and borax all together (make sure it’s mixed really well!) and put it in a tightly-sealed container. I use an old Clorox wipe plastic container and its perfect. 

You only need 1 or 2 tablespoons per load, how awesome is that?! Also, because it’s powder and not liquid, the shelf-life is really long. I have been really happy with this new recipe and I plan on using Fels-Naptha every time I make homemade laundry detergent!

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I received one or more of the products mentioned above for free from Purex. Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers.


  1. I've been making my own laundry soap for a little over a year and I love it!

  2. I have been using Fels-Naptha for about 20 years to use on difficult stains-its works really

  3. I love this homemade detergent recipe, so easy to make at home, great money saver.

  4. I've been thinking about making my own detergent for years. This may be the "push" I need to get started.

  5. I would love to try this. I have two of the ingredients but I just have to get the Washing Soda. It is great that you don't need much for a wash.
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  6. This is such a great idea I would love to try this!

  7. I'm going to try Fels Naptha on some of my husband's mechanic clothes. All my clothes and most of my daughter's clothes are black as we work in a salon, so I have to use a delicate detergent.


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