Monday, September 14, 2015

DIY Laundry Detergent {without borax}

I have been using this laundry detergent recipe for several months now. Let me tell works. It is also super duper cheap! Inspired by this recipe, I decided to see if the laundry detergent would work well without essential oils. (As much as I love the smell of something wonderful, most scents ultimately give me migraine headaches.) So here is my unscented version:

DIY Liquid Laundry Detergent

1/2 cup super washing soda
1/2 cup baking soda
3/4 cup liquid castile soap, unscented {if desired can use scented versions}
2 gallons of hot tap water
*Amazon links provided, but all ingredient can be found cheaper at Walmart except the castile soap*

2 gallon container {I used a large empty vinegar container}
funnel {or a rolled up piece of printer paper because I'm cheap like that}

  • Pour super washing soda into 2 gallon container. Fill with hot tap water just till the washing soda is covered. Shake or stir container until dissolved.
  • Add baking soda and repeat shaking/stirring to dissolve.
  • Fill remainder of container with hot water, then add the castile soap. Shake/sitre to mix.
  • If you want scent, you can add essential oils at this time.
  • Use 1/3 cup per regular laundry load.

I have even started washing my nasty work scrubs with this detergent. That should give you any idea of how much I like it!

Note: this mixture may appear to separate when the temperature changes. Don't worry! It will still work. Just shake before each use. No need to be concerned about the clumpy appearance.

Want to check out other Simple. Affordable. Natural. posts? Check out this homemade bronzer!

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