DIY: Homemade Laundry Detergent, Dishwasher Detergent, and More!

Have you ever made your own laundry detergent? Dishwasher detergent? I always thought it would be hard, but these tutorials make it look SO easy to make your own cleaners!

Homemade Laundry Detergent – Powder

Homemade Laundry Detergent – Liquid

Homemade Dishwasher Detergent

Homemade Foaming Hand Soap

Homemade All-Purpose Cleaner (I’ve made this and LOVE it!)

Homemade Carpet Cleaner for Carpet Cleaning Machines

Homemade Tub & Shower Cleaner

I haven’t figured up whether or not it’s cheaper to make your own or not yet, especially for couponers who pay just pennies for these items.  I do love the fact that you don’t have to worry about toxins when you make your own though!

Do you make your own cleaners?


  1. I got a recipe for the laundry soap from The Duggars Family website. It’s on their website, not TLC’s. It gives the yields for a top load and a front load and unless you get it for free it would defiitely be cheaper. It does require more of an initial cost, but it lasts a long time. They also have a way to save on fabric softener. I was able to find all the ingredients at Wal-Mart and Kroger.


  2. I’ve been making my own laundry soap for about a year and I love it! My friend started making it when her new baby’s skin was so sensitive, even Dreft bothered him! But not the homemade soap 🙂 I’ve been couponing for a couple of years, and I don’t have it all broken down, but I think usually the homemade soap is still cheaper. I still get laundry soap at the store if it’s free or super-cheap, but it kind of depends….the only place I’ve found the Fels Naptha soap by me is at Ace Hardware and it’s about $3.25, but when I visit my mom I can get a bar of Zote at the grocery store for $0.89. Also, I use only a little or no softener with it, so it saves me there too. I’m definitely going to try some of these other recipes!


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