Hello, I’m so excited to share my homemade laundry soap with you today!
As a mom, I am always trying to find ways to better our home environment.
I am moving more and more toward homemade items for a number of reasons.
I’m educating myself about why this is beneficial and I’ll be sharing all this with you soon…
and I need to try things out before I share them!
Last week I made my own laundry soap.
Here’s what you need: *See below for info how to use.
Borax – 2 cups. Found with the laundry items in most grocery stores. I purchased it at Target.
Washing Soda – 2 cups (I couldn’t find this so I made my own). *Bake baking soda on a cookie sheet in a 400-degree oven for 10- 20 minutes until it turns from smooth to grainy. Stir with a heat safe spoon or spatula a time or two during baking. See photo. When baking soda (Sodium Bicarbonate) gets heated, it turns into washing soda (Sodium Carbonate).
You can find them here or see what you’re looking for if you purchase at the store. Don’t forget these are large boxes so I have lots of Borax leftover for several more batches of soap!
Baking Soda- 2 cups. Found at any grocery store.
Essential Oil – 20 drops. I used lavender. I purchased mine from Young Living. The lavender is part of the starter kit but you can buy lavender on its own also. You can find it here.
Pure Castile Soap – One bar grated. I used lavender that I purchased at Target. You can also find it here. You can use any pure all natural bar soap!
I use Young Living oils you can visit my Page to purchase.
Mix all ingredients.
I use about 1/4 of the scoop pictured. About 2-4 TBSP depending on load size.
I made a laundry printable for you!
You can download the PDF to print— >laundry labels (1) When printing check fit to page so they all fit!
I love using this and after nearly a week and a lot of laundry, I’m really happy with the way it’s working.
I picked up the clear scoop for a couple dollars at Wegmans.
I’m using this with my HE front loading machine and have had no issues.
I put the mixture right on top of the clothes and run the wash.
If you want I have read that you can add to the drum then add the clothes.
Don’t add to the soap dispenser, I think that is made just for liquid soap.
Please let me know if you try this I would love to know how you like it!
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Have a great day!