No-Grate Homemade Laundry Soap Recipe


While it’s a great idea to use all-natural cleaning products around the home, unless they work just as well as their commercial equivalents, most people will quickly go back to using those chemical-filled products again. When I’m creating and testing a new natural product to use, it has to be chemical-free, easy to make and just as good as the nasty products we can get from the supermarket. I’ve got children and I don’t want to be spending to much time and money making my own cleaning products, and I don’t want to be working scrubbing and cleaning harder than I would be either.

This no-grate homemade laundry soap recipe ticks all three boxes – easy, safe and just as good as any of those laundry soaps from the supermarket. I’ve tested this on my kids dirty clothes after they’ve been jumping around in muddy puddles like Peppa Pig, and it works brilliantly.



  • 3 Tbs of Borax
  • 3 Tbs of washing soda
  • 2 Tbs of Dawn dish soap


  1. Mix all of the ingredients in a 4L jug
  2. Pour 4 cups of boiling water into the jug and swirl until ingredients have dissolved
  3. Let liquid mix cool
  4. Fill to the top with cold water (bubbles will overflow)


Use between ½ cup and 1 cup per load, depending on how dirty your clothes are.


I don’t know about you and your family, but I must do at least one load of laundry per day on average every week! Laundry detergents can be expensive, not to mention harmful to the environment and harsh on our clothes. And let’s face it, the fewer chemicals we expose our children and ourselves to the better. What makes this no-grate homemade laundry soap so great is the price, it will only cost you a fraction of what a box or bottle from the supermarket does, and you can make a large batch that will last for months.

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