Homemade Laundry Detergent
I always like it when I can easily and cheaply make something I would otherwise have to buy.
There are multiple DYI laundry detergents out there, but unfortunately many of them use Borax as an ingredient, which I am not comfortable with. At the very least, contact with borax can cause skin irritation and respiratory issues, so after much research and combining of recipes, this basic trio of ingredients is what we use.
- washing soda
- bar of soap
Grate your bar of soap. (I personally prefer to use either a homemade bar soap or Dr. Bronner’s Pure-Castile Soap.)
*Note that I am making a double batch here in the pictures…
Measure out 3 cups of washing soda and one cup of salt.
Mix the salt, washing soda, and grated soap all together in a jar.
That’s it!! Your homemade laundry detergent is finished!
- 1 bar of natural soap
- 3 cups of washing soda
- 1 cup of salt
- Grate the bar of soap with a fine grater or use a food processor.
- Mix all ingredients together.
- Use 1 T per load.