I’ve tried to make my own laundry detergent in the past but it was too complicated and I gave up and went back to store-bought versions. However, when I was introduced to this recipe, I was amazed by how cheap, easy and effective it was. Plus, it made a huge batch!
- 1 cup castile soap
- 1 cup baking soda
- 1/3 cup coarse salt
- 7 L hot water
- 20 drops essential oil of choice
Mix all ingredients in a large bucket or container. Shake each time before use.
I found the large dispensing container in the picture above at Walmart and it works great! I have it sitting on a shelf in my laundry room and pour about 3 oz in a small measuring cup for each load. I also add white, distilled vinegar in the fabric softener section.
I haven’t used laundry sheets in many years now. The first dryer balls I got were just plain blue plastic. Recently, I got wool ones that I love because I can add essential oils to them for scent.
Hope this helps!