Easy Stain Fighting DIY Laundry Pods

Laundry pods are scary-they look like candy, which means they’re not safe to have around kiddos. They’re also not exactly natural. At least not the ones that I’ve found. But dang if they aren’t convenient. Which is why I thought I’d try my hand at making my own laundry pods with this easy stain fighting DIY Laundry Pods recipe.

Easy Stain Fighting DIY Laundry Pods

And you know what? They turned out pretty well!

I also love that they last (when they’re stored in an airtight container) for quite a while, which means I only have to make a few batches to get me through a couple month’s laundry loads.

And it helps that the storage container I use is really super cute.

Please note that the mix gets a little warm, so this isn’t something that I’d recommend that you do with your kiddos.

Also, see how to make your own dryer sheets!

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Ingredients for DIY Laundry Pods

Directions for DIY Laundry Pods

Easy Stain Fighting DIY Laundry PodsGrab all of your ingredients and put on your gloves. Open the Zote soap and use a cheese grater to grate your soap. If you’re using a box grater, use the finer side as it will be easier to mix the remaining ingredients with.

Once you’ve grated all of your soap, you’ll want to add the Oxi Clean, Washing Soda, Borax, and Scent Booster.

make your own laundry pods - Easy Stain Fighting DIY Laundry PodsUsing a large spoon or whisk, mix everything together until it’s all fully incorporated.

Now you’ll want to be careful. Very slowly (like snail’s pace slowly), add the vinegar 1/4 cup at a time. There will be a slight chemical reaction when you add the vinegar, causing the mixture to warm up, so make sure that you are very, very careful.

Using your spoon, gently mix everything together until the powder is slightly wet.

how to make laundry pods - Easy Stain Fighting DIY Laundry PodsUsing your spoon, fill the silicone molds with the mixture. Please note that the mixture will be warm, so you can either use your fingers or the back of the spoon to pat the tops smooth.

Allow your laundry pods to dry thoroughly (approximately 24-48 hours), then pop them out and store them in an airtight container until you’re ready to use. Check out my bath bomb recipe too!

I use one pod for a medium load of clothes, and 2 pods for large loads (like my towels). Nothing beats fresh and clean clothes!

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  1. Krista Williams on February 18, 2020 at 10:34 am

    Not sure what I did wrong , but my pod doesn’t fully dissolve in the washer. I have a front loader. Any suggestions?

    • Anne on February 23, 2020 at 1:57 pm

      Hi Krista, Did you add it to the drum, or into the dispenser?

  2. Alyssa on March 25, 2020 at 6:04 pm


    I am trying to see about how many 1oz bars this entire batch makes you with your silicone molds? (I’m assuming they’re about 1oz each)

    • Anne on April 16, 2020 at 8:49 pm

      I am so sorry, it’s been too long since I made a batch to remember.

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