DIY laundry detergent CHEMICAL FREE

DIY laundry detergent CHEMICAL FREE

Why you need this DIY Laundry detergent

Laundry detergent is expensive. I hate having to buy it because there are so many brands, all of them are expensive and they all claim to do a million things. At this point, unless one of them claims to actually do my laundry for me, they are all the same in my mind. Hence why I decided this DIY laundry detergent is something I absolutely needed in my life.

Not only are they expensive, but they are full of chemicals. I had to switch to a laundry detergent specific to babies when EJ was first born, because the normal stuff was just to harsh for his skin. Now that was a red flag for me. If it’s harsh for him, it must not be that great for me, and not only that, but who knows what the heck I’m absorbing?

I don’t want to be one of those people who is paranoid about everything, but I kind of am. I just don’t KNOW whats in what. Which has started me on a journey to becoming as chemical free, as waste free, as possible. It’s good for the environment but not only that, it’s good for my family as well.

Plus, saving money. I’m all about saving money.

DIY Laundry detergent is CHEMICAL FREE

Castille soap is a pure form of soap. It lathers wonderfully, it is so amazingly versatile. It’s a natural soap as well, based from oils like coconut and veg oils, so there is absolutely no chemicals in it. Nothing harsh for your skin, or your babies sensitive skin.

I find my castille soap on amazon, but mostly at winners. They usually have it for half the price that amazon does, and one bottle does go so far. You can use one bottle to make pretty much everything soap related in your house for the month. Think about that, for less then 20 dollars, you can get all the ingredients you need, to make every single soap based product in your house.

It’s stupid fast to make

Even if you aren’t a mom, who has time to spend a million years making DIY stuff? That’s half the reason no one ever wants to dive into the DIY world, because it’s hard to find the time.

Fun story, this recipe takes 2 minutes to make. It’s so fantastically fast to make an entire jug of this DIY laundry detergent, so you can make it while chasing your tiny hooligans. Seriously, One hand for the ingredients, one hand for corralling your kids.

Saving money, better for your family, and takes minutes? What are you waiting for!

The most important question: Does this DIY Laundry detergent work?

You bet your patootie it certainly does! I tested it out on a white sleep sack, that had baby poop stains from a wonderful little blowout. Not only that, the stain was over a day old because I refuse to do laundry every single day. It worked! It got the stain out perfectly, you can’t even tell it was ever there.

What stain? Bye stain!

I didn’t stop my testing there. My husband does A LOT of outdoor work, which means his jeans can get caked in dirt. CAKED. So much dirt, all the time. My usual store bought laundry detergent hardly ever touches the dirt, I have to do a long intense cycle with more then one little laundry pod.

It’s not perfect, but am I impressed? Heck yes I am.

Is it completely spotless? No. However, I put the washing machine on the lowest setting, with the fastest cycle. I used SO MUCH LESS detergent then usual, and it came out so nice!

The DIY Laundry detergent recipe

Okay, I’ve kept you waiting long enough. Let’s pop right into the recipe!


  • Castille soap
  • Essential oil
  • Water
  • Baking soda
  • Empty jug (I use an old laundry detergent jug)


  1. One cup of castille soap, just go ahead and pour that into your jug.
  2. One cup baking soda. Chuck that into your jug as well.
  3. Fill the rest of the jug with water.
  4. Add your favorite essential oil scents, I used about 10 drops of lavender because I’m obsessed with lavender.

BOOM! That’s it! Your done! Now go chase your tiny munchkins, and do some amazing chemical free laundry with detergent you made yourself!

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I got the idea for this recipe and to try this out from here: Check it out if you have the chance!

Is there any other recipes or DIY projects you want to see? Let me know!

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This Post Has 20 Comments

  1. I have always wanted to try DIY laundry soap! This looks like it works really well so I’m definitely going to give it a try, thanks!

  2. I think the combination of organic materials and essential oil is what makes it really work. I’ve just gotten into essential oils and it is amazing! Thanks for sharing this. I have been wanting to try this one.

  3. Wow this post so helpful I love using chemical free products because I have skin allergy for strong powder detergent Thanks for sharing!

  4. Castille soap, this is something new to me. How about castille detergent powder?

  5. Interesting, I never thought about making my own laundry detergent. I usually just use pods because my washing machine has the top part broken and I can’t add powder or liquid in it. They are expensive though.

  6. I suck at DIYing but i’m willing to try this. Thanks for sharing

  7. I love DIY projects. I have not tried this one before, I will def do this weekend. Thanks for sharing

  8. These ingredients seem so common! Definitely a great alternative for detergent! Great DIY! Must try!

  9. This is AWESOME! I’ve got all those products in my home, I’m going to have to try this out. Thanks!

  10. wow! it sounds awesome! I will definitely try making it at hoe, may be it will help with fixing my favorite blouse with a huge stain on

  11. I am looking for a new detergent and this DIY is interesting. I might try this next laundry.

  12. Wow I love this and I like trying out DIY ideas so making mine would be awesome.

  13. I’m all about saving money but I haven’t tried diy laundry detergent get. I’m going to add this to my list!

  14. Oh wow, this sounds and looks great. I never tried this before but it sounds something that I would love to try making,

  15. This is my first time to hear about a chemical free laundry detergent. I would love to give this a try to see how helpful it was with my daily laundry task 😉

  16. This is great idea (really) – and also worth giving a try. Just that I don’t often don’t have time for such DIY stuffs

  17. Stains are evil…. Got some Tumeric on my white t shirt the other day

  18. I will have to try this out! I need something that is a good stain remover for some set in stains that I have in some clothes now.

  19. No wonder laundry products make an estimated 10% of the population feel so ill. Will def try this DIY laundry detergent!

  20. This is a great DIY! I have been looking for a simple diy laundry detergent so thank you!

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