Tired of buying expensive, store bought laundry pods? This tutorial showing How to Make Your Own Laundry Pods will save you money, and there is no plastic wrap on these. These laundry pods are non-toxic and budget friendly too!
Laundry pods are all the rage right now. They make doing laundry a cinch, and are so convenient! I've bought them at the store for the past couple of years, but to be honest, I've had a few issues with them. The biggest issue for me was not knowing what was actually in them, they are pretty expensive, and sometimes the plastic that encases them doesn't disintegrate and attaches itself to your clothes. These homemade versions don't have any plastic wrap on them and have fewer ingredients than the store bought pods.
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Homemade Laundry Pods Recipe
- Laundry bar soap ( Purchase HERE )
- Super washing soda ( Purchase HERE )
- Borax ( Purchase HERE )
- OxiClean ( Purchase HERE )
- Distilled White Vinegar ( Purchase HERE )
- Large bowl
- Ice cube tray or small silicone mold ( Purchase HERE )
How to Make Homemade Laundry Pods
Step 1: Grate the bar of laundry soap into a large bowl using a cheese grater. If you have a food processor, you can cut the bar of soap into smaller chunks and pulse the food processor until it grates the soap for you.
Step 2: Add 3 cups of washing soda and 3 cups of Borax to the bowl.
Step 3: Add 1 cup of Oxiclean.
Step 4: Spray distilled white vinegar into the mixture until it starts to clump.
Step 5: When the mixture starts to become a little moist and starts to stick together (like the consistency of a snow ball), it's ready to put into the molds.
Step 6: Fill ice cube trays or silicon molds with the mixture, making sure to press the mixture down and pack it tightly. Let the pods dry in the mold overnight or for at least 10 hours. I typically make up 10 120 pods at a time, so I have several molds I use.
Step 7: Once the laundry pods are dry and hardened, store them in a dry, airtight container.
To use, place 1 laundry pod in your washing machine for each load of laundry. These laundry pods are safe for all washing machines, including top loaders, front loaders and HE models.
Here are a few more articles I've written on homemade laundry items...
This is my go to Homemade Laundry Powder...it's inexpensive to make and lasts forever. This recipe is great for large families!
If you prefer the liquid laundry detergent, here is the recipe for my Homemade Liquid Laundry Soap...it's Borax free too!
It's soooo inexpensive to make your own fabric softener too...like ridiculously cheap! Grab my recipe for Homemade Fabric Softener HERE!
If you'd rather not use liquid fabric softener, you can easily Make Your Own Reusable Fabric Softener Sponges...these things are amazing!