Looking for a new outreach idea? Here is a great one for your women’s ministry – we call it “Loads of Love”.

Our Women’s Involvement Ministry’s outreach team, which was led by my daughter, Kassie, at the time, came up with this idea. From Pinterest she has learned and come to love making her own laundry detergent. Her outreach team of like-minded gals decided it would be a great idea to serve the local laundry-mat customers with DIY detergent.

They met and put the ingredients together as follows:

The recipe is simple: just use equal parts of each ingredient, and sprinkle in the “smell good” as desired.

Next, they put the detergent into cute little bags. Here are some we recently put together.

I purchased the small bags from Hobby Lobby, and made these labels from an MS Word template. Click here to obtain the sheet of labels.  It is very important to add the ingredients to your tag in case the end user is prone to having allergic reactions. Don’t forget to add the instructions for use as well.

Unfortunately, I used the first draft of the label in my pictures and not the one with 1 John 1:7 –

“…and the blood of Jesus washes away all of our sins” 1 Peter 1:7

What a great verse for this ministry project! When we minister to those whom are both poor financially and spiritually, we must share the Good News of Jesus Christ!

“…The blind receive sight, the lame walk, those who have leprosy are cleansed, the deaf hear, the dead are raised, and the good news is proclaimed to the poor.” Luke 7:22

For our Loads of Love initiative, not only did we hand out free detergent, but we also handed out literature about our church with a personal invitation to join us in worship. You can also include tracks or small books.

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Gina Duke is the Director of Women’s Ministry at her church where she has implemented a Women’s Involvement Ministry, called “Joppa”. This project came from one of the many “Idea Starter” suggestions. Gina is an organizational leader imparting biblical and practical solutions for authentic Christian Living. She is the founder and president of Churchtown Ministries, and author of “Organizing Your Prayer Closet” (Abingdon Press). For more posts like these, go to GinaDuke.com or follow her board, “Joppa” on Pinterest – Gina Duke/ChurchtownMinistries. You can also follow her on Instagram and Twitter @TheGinaDuke

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  1. Hello, This is such a great idea for a tool to minister to women. I am making notes on this one! Have a wonderful Easter Blessing, Roxy

    1. Ashley, we bought all of the ingredients and little bags, and then made enough to fill every bag. I know one time we had at least 24. You can leave the leftovers or take them to your local CARES center. If you have extra detergent, just keep the mixture in a container for when you want to do it again. Hope this helps.

  2. Hello! thank you for this idea! We are going to do this for our Second saturday Serve project in March. I have two questions for you though…..

    1. What are the measurements for each batch? Did you just put it all in a large container and then ration it out in the small bags?
    2. Would you be able to send me the printable label? I cant seem to click on it from the article.

    Thank you again!

    1. Hi Amy,

      I am in process of having the label link reconnected. I will be glad to send you the information. So excited about your March project.


  3. How much of the ‘mixed’ laundry powder did you put into each bag? Our church has a Little Free Pantry and I’m considering using this recipe to create laundry packets for the pantry.

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