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How To Make Laundry Detergent for One Year

March 20, 2016

I’d rather not wait another second before sharing this post with you all about How To Make Laundry Detergent for One Year!


Yes, you read that right! Last year our family made laundry detergent for a year and it was just now time to make some more. It actually lasted a couple of extra days. So you could say approximately 378 days (!!!). Yep, that sounds about right. That’s even counting all the samples I gave away to our family and friends to try out…



When I made it for the first time last year, nobody could believe that we could make our own laundry detergent with less than $10. And effective, at that. Have you thought of how much money you spend on laundry detergent in one whole year? I do. At least for my family. We were spending at least $100 + and that is on laundry detergent alone. This number doesn’t account for liquid fabric softener or dryer sheets or even your typical bottle of household bleach to use on whites. We don’t use any of those things anymore!


Those three products have become something of the past in our home. Our decision to go “all-green” was after so many studies and research we did on our part. We realized that it was beyond the cause of being more cost-effective. It’s the fact that it’s better for you, your family and for the environment—what a peaceful state of mind that leaves you with.



Why would you want to keep dishing out hundreds, if not thousands, of dollars on something you don’t believe in? It could be that you never thought about it before. Now that you read about it you can think twice.


We stopped believing in many products stocked on shelves in stores all around the country. As of last year, we replaced almost every single household cleaner with homemade products and that is why we made laundry detergent for a year. I have heard every excuse in the book from certain family members about how much energy it actually takes to put into making your own laundry detergent.



I’ve said it time and time again how easy is to make. It might not even take a trip to the store because it’s possible you have the few ingredients it takes right under your nose. If you do have to make it out to the store, it can take up to five minutes, tops. Once you bring home the ingredients, all you need is a food processor to get the project going. A few pulses of everything together and you have yourself laundry detergent for an entire year!



I honestly don’t think I’ll ever buy laundry detergent again, especially because ours smells absolutely divine. I always have the materials stocked up in my laundry room. To think how easy, it is to make and that I used to spend all that money on chemicals that are harming me and seeping into the clothes I wear on a daily basis.


I’ve given some of this laundry detergent to friends and family who are expecting {a baby that is}. It is a great natural way to wash your baby’s clothes, even if they are newborns or aren’t even born yet. It has my family’s seal of approval and we love to know if you would to? This is How To Make Laundry Detergent for One Year and never turn back to store-bought junk again!




How To Make Laundry Detergent for One Year


This is the real deal on How To Make Laundry Detergent for One Year. Easier, greener & much cleaner! You won't ever want to buy laundry detergent again.



Prep time:  5 mins

Work time:  5 mins

Total time:  10 mins









  1. Cut Zote bar into a few chunks.

  2. In a food processor, pulse continuously until very crumbly. Add other dry ingredients slowly while pulsing.

  3. When completely pulverized, remove from food processor.

  4. Pour detergent into a airtight container. Use 1 tbsp for regular loads; 2 tbsp for very soiled loads.



  • Safe for all skin types & babies

  • Clean & green

  • All-natural

* Feel free to use scent booster of choice.

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