Laundry Detergent

*******UPDATE*******

Natural Momma here, after using this one for a few months, my clothes started taking on a weird smell. We found a different recipe we like much better, for the review and recipe click here!

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Homemade laundry detergent that you can make in less than 10 minutes start to finish, costs less than $4 a batch, and lasts for months? Yes, it is possible! I have personally been using this detergent for 4 months, but Michelle and Brittany have been using it for longer and introduced it to me.  I started using my first batch during the first week of January and didn’t need to make another until March.  That includes washing all of my clothes, my husbands clothes, my daughters clothes, our towels, sheets, rugs, and cloth diapers (which get washed every 2 days) for 2 months. You only need 1/2-1 tablespoon per load depending on how large the load is.

Ingredients:

1 bar Kirk’s Castile Soap

1/2 cup BioKleen Oxygen Bleach Plus

1 cup Baking Soda (also available at local grocery store)

1/2 cup Washing Soda (also available at local grocery store–in the laundry section)

1 1/2 teaspoon Citric Acid

20-25 drops doTERRA essential oils (We suggest OnGuard, Melaleuca, Purify, or Lemon)

Directions:

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Grate the bar of soap

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Measure out ingredients

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Pour BioKleen, Baking Soda, Washing Soda, and Citric Acid in a bowl and and mix.

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Layer half of the powder in the bottom of a food processor, add the grated bar soap, and then add the rest of the powder on top.  This helps the soap to mix well with the powdered ingredients.

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Mix

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Add essential oils

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Pour into glass jar. Ta-da! You are all done!

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See? So simple and so easy. Put it by your washer and use 1/2 tablespoon or 1 tablespoon if your load is big and dirty.

This recipe is safe for cloth diapers and  unmentionables.

2 comments

  1. Denelle Pemberton says:

    I have been making my own laundry soap for 2-3 yrs now, I love to make a big batch and it last forever. I am interested to know what other recipe you used and why you changed to this one. This one is different than mine. I hadn’t thought of using essential oils in it, I am totally going to do that. Do the oil fragrance stay strong to the end. I also didn’t think about blending it up to break down the bar soap and make it more of a powder, love that idea, I just might go home and do that with the batch I just made.
    Hi Brittany, long time no see 🙂

    • Natural Mama says:

      Hi Denelle! It has been a long time! This is the recipe that I stopped using, We switched to a liquid one. Which I am in the process of doing the review for now! For some reason my clothes got a weird smell to them, mainly with my kids clothes. The oil smell does not last through the cycle, but we use them for sanitizing puroposes. We do however dry our clothes with dryer balls instead of dryer sheets and we place oils on those and run it on air dry for a few minuets to distribute the smell. Let me know if you are interested on a DIY dryer ball tutorial and I’ll get working on it!

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