I never really knew I needed a homemade laundry booster in my life up until a few weeks ago, but now that I’ve gone ahead and done it, I won’t go without it!
A few weeks ago, you may remember me sharing that I had a fabulous little girls night out on our back deck with a bunch of our wonderful neighbors. At said gathering, my friend Kate wound up borrowing a sweatshirt of mine, and when she returned it a couple of days later, I was totally in awe of just how GOOD it smelled.
So much so, that I immediately texted her asking WHAT DO YOU USE ON YOUR LAUNDRY?!?!
Kate is an absolute doll, and immediately hooked me up with what I needed to know to make this fabulous smelling stuff. She said she found the recipe years ago on the internet, so it’s very possible some of you are like, “Umm, duh Courtney, everyone knows about this amazing stuff.” But I’m sharing on the off chance that I wasn’t the only one who didn’t know about it. ; )
Much to my surprise, the homemade laundry booster is only made up of 3 simple ingredients AND they’re all super cheap.
BONUS: You can buy all 3 ingredients together in a kit right on Amazon – CHECK THAT OUT HERE!
I actually purchased all of my items from Walmart and was able to add them right on to my grocery pick up order, so it made everything a breeze. You can also easily purchase the items individually on Amazon, too, but I will say that the items I got from Walmart were cheaper so take a look at your local stores as well:
So the most labor intensive part of making the homemade laundry booster is shredding the Fels-Naptha bar. We have a 4-sided box grater (very similar to this one), so I used the finely shredded side to shred the bar of soap. My arm was definitely feeling it by the end, so go ahead and even consider this a mini workout for yourself too, if you want.
Once the soap was shredded, I added that to a container (I have a few of THESE, which I also use for my DIY Cleaning Wipes, and love them!), and then brought in my big buddy to help with the rest. It may have made things a little (okay, a lot) messy, but we had some fun.
So to the shredded bar of soap, we added 1 cup each of the Borax and the Arm & Hammer Super Washing Soda, mixed it all up, and it was done! Super easy peasy, and now my laundry smells heavenly.
Just in case you want a bulleted breakdown, because I know I always appreciate them…
DIY Homemade Laundry Booster
- 1 bar Fels-Naptha soap, finely shredded
- 1 cup Borax
- 1 cup Arm & Hammer Super Washing Soda
Mix all together and you’re done!
FYI // FAQ’s:
How much do you use per load?
- I use right around 3 tbsp / 1/4 cup per load, depending on how large it is.
How do you use it?
- I sprinkle it directly into the drum of the washer before washing.
Do you use regular detergent with it?
- Yes, I use my regular detergent and softener in conjunction with the laundry booster!
Let me know if you give it a try and/or if you already use something like this!