Happy Tuesday, beautiful friends! Today I am sharing with you this super easy recipe for homemade laundry detergent. It takes less than 10 minutes to make it and it works SO well! For the price of one container of store-bought detergent, you can make several batches of homemade!
Here's what you need:
1 cup Borax (about $4)
1 cup Arm & Hammer Super Washing Soda ($3)
1 bar of soap- ($1) I used Fels-Naptha, which is made for laundry stains, but you cause any regular bar of soap (Dove, Ivory, etc.)
Grate your bar of soap. Any grater will do, I just grabbed the first one I happened to come across, which was this box grater.
Then add the Borax and Washing soda.
Stir it all together for about 5 minutes.
There you have it! Enough laundry soap to do 64 loads! I put mine in this pretty vintage canister. I caught my mother adding it to her yard sale items a little while back! I just love it and can't believe she was going to get rid of it!
Just use 1 tablespoon per load, 2 for a heavily soiled load. I have been using it for several days now and LOVE it! I was afraid it would be harsh for sensitive skin, but it is perfect! I am going to make another batch soon, so that my canister will be full. I may even add some essential oils... I'll let you know! Speaking of essential oils, there might just be an amazing essential oil giveaway coming very soon! ;) Have a wonderful day, lovelies!