Here is a really easy way to save yourself tons of money (save $75 a year on laundry detergent for 2 people) AND eliminate all the chemicals in your laundry detergent.

Store bought Tide Liquid Detergent (150 oz) = $18

DIY Liquid Detergent (150 oz) = $3.50

We’re talking $0.04 per load…YES…4 CENTS! We’re talking $10 or $15 for detergent for the YEAR!


-1/4 of a bar of FELS NAPTHA SOAP


-1/4 cup ARM & HAMMER WASHING SODA (not baking soda)

-20 drops doTERRA ESSENTIAL OIL (I suggest lavender or peppermint)*

-empty jug or container to store detergent in (you can use your old detergent container)



-Using a cheese grater, grate the Fels Naptha soap and add to one cup of water in a pot over medium heat. Melt the soap while stirring constantly until the soap is dissolved.

-Pour 10 cups water into a large container or bucket and add the melted soap mixture. Add Borax, Washing Soda, and doTERRA essential oil and stir.

-Add 10 more cups water and stir.

-Let it set overnight so that the detergent can thicken and become more gel-like.

-Stir again to mix it well and pour into desired container to store.

-Shake to mix before each use.

*Use 1/4 cup per load of laundry* (makes 1.25 gallons)

*Essential oil can be omitted, but it makes for great smelling detergent and fresh scented clothes.