Natural DIY laundry detergent

Homemade laundry detergent, essential oils, cotton and plastic laundry balls
Homemade laundry detergent, essential oils, cotton and plastic laundry balls

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!

Ingredients

  1. 1 cup castile soap
  2. 1 cup baking soda
  3. 1/3 cup coarse salt
  4. 7 L hot water
  5. 20 drops essential oil of choice

Instructions

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 cotton ones that I love because I can add essential oils to them for scent.

Hope this helps!

M.

 

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