I had a nutrition patient decide to take my advice and start making her own laundry detergent! Yay! It’s so cheap, and I literally make mine every 6 months or so. I’m blogging the recipe again for anyone that needs a refresher!
Homemade Laundry Detergent
- 2 bars of Felps Naptha ($1 each) (grated)
- 6 cups Borax ($5)
- 4 cups baking soda (a few bucks)
- cups washing soda ($3.50)
Mix all these things together and store in a bin! 2Tbsp per load. Boom. Less than $15 for months of natural laundry soap. ;)
This is Shelley’s liquid soap instructions! Thanks Shelley!
Homemade Liquid Soap
Large stock pot
- 2 cups of washing Soda
- 2 Cups of Borax
- 1/4 cup Dr. Bronners Liquid Castille Soap
- 15-20 drops essential oil. (I use my lavender or eucalyptus)
Fill pot about 2/3 full of hot water, put on med. heat. Pour Borax and W.Sod in and stir. Add 1/4 cup of Bronners and the essential oil. Stir. Before it comes to a boil, remove from stove and empty into 5 gallon bucket. Fill stock pot again with hot water and pour into bucket. (It should make close to the 5 gallons, but really depends on the size of your pot.) I use my canning pot.
I have also been told that you can buy bronners liquid soap in peppermint, almond etc… I am not sure about that though.
It is also best to put some white vinegar into the fabric softener slot, this works really well and you don’t need fabric softener sheets..