Homemade Laundry Detergent for Delicates | Hunker- tide washing powder detergent washing powder washing soap making ,Not only is making homemade laundry detergent easier than one would think, it is better for the environment and easier on the pocketbook. Liquid and powder detergent can be made that is gentle enough for delicates and can be used either in the washing machine or for hand washing.Homemade Laundry Detergent Powder Recipe! {Large Batch}Sep 10, 2012·So I decided to make a Homemade Laundry Detergent Powder form of homemade detergent. I had everything I needed on hand (I finally used the Fels-Naptha my mom gave me when I got married, 13 years ago), so I hung up the phone and proceeded to make a small batch of homemade laundry detergent.