This homemade laundry detergent is extremely easy and very effective. With just a few household ingredients that you can easily find in your local supermarket or online, you can save a ton by making your own laundry soap. Not only is it cost effective, but it is better for you than most detergents on the market. As a mother of children with skin sensitivities, it was very important that I find the most natural solution available. After some research I discovery that it was quite easy to make your own.
The ingredients I use are:
Dr. Bronners Pure-Castile Soap
Washing Soda (Arm & Hammer)
Borax (20 Mule Team Borax)
I love using Dr. Bronner’s soaps because they are fair trade and made with vegetable castile soap and pure organic oils. Many of the DIY laundry soaps call for bar soaps with animal products and fragrances. Borax is a naturally occurring mineral made up of sodium, boron, oxygen, and water. Washing Soda is sometimes called sodium carbonate and is made from common salt and limestone or found as natural deposits. You can actually make your own washing soda using baking soda and your own oven(tutorial coming soon
Using your grater attachment, grate your soap bar. (You can also grate this by hand if you like)
Add 1 cup of the Washing Soda and 1 cup of the Borax. Pulse until combined.
Store in an air tight container and use 1-2 TBSP per load.
You could also add a few drops of lavender essential oil if you prefer a scent!