When I began a while ago trying to eliminate toxins from our home I always looked at the ingredients of my laundry detergent and knew that all that stuff in there couldn’t be good-Not just for the environment but for our family. I began buying the natural laundry detergent but it was costly. My sister in law showed me this recipe to make your own and I’ve been doing it ever since. Mine only has 5 ingredients and costs about $3 per jug of detergent!!!
(Recipe adapted from The Simple Dollar)
What you will need:
1 bar of soap ( For best results use a bar with pure and natural ingredients)
1 c. of washing soda (This is NOT baking soda. If you can’t find it, look online to order it. You’ll use it for tons of other things.)
1/2 c. borax (I also tried oxyclean and this works much better)
A couple dashes of your favorite Essential Oil
Container ( I use an old laundry detergent container. It’s just easier to me. You can use a large bucket and lid, as well.)
Next step, grate your soap. I love this part. It’s just so funny grating soap.
Boil it in about 4 cups of water until it all dissolves and is nice and soapy.
Once it is dissolved, turn the heat off. Then add your borax, washing soda and essential oils to this. Make sure it is all dissolved.
I carefully pour this into my container. Then I fill it up with water. If you are using a bucket, fill the bucket up with about 6 Liters of water. Mix it up well. Let it sit overnight before using it. I shake mine periodically to mix it up well. Sometimes it gets a little thick and I just shake it in my container. That’s one of the reasons why i really like having it in the laundry detergent jug.
Honestly, this is SO easy and SUCH a great money saver. And if you are questioning if it works as well as the other junk, trust me, it does. It is just as effective and the best part is it’s safe for the environment and YOU!
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