Homemade Natural Laundry Detergent | Powder DetergentRecipe | Borax Free Laundry Soap
I love my homemade laundry detergent, it's seriously so great. (See the orignial liquid recipe here)
I'm always looking to make my life easier (especially now that I'm a mom!). I heard in a moms group that I'm in that powder detergent is better for front loading washing machines and since we just got a new set, I thought I'd try it out!
Both Ryan and Parker have such sensitive skin. We've been managing Parker's eczema since she's been about 2 months old, so I don't choose my laundry detergent lightly. This has been so amazing for both of them! No irritations or anything with this stuff. Probably because I know EXACTLY what the ingredients are. Does it bother anyone else that no detergent has any sort of ingredient list??? Even the natural stuff! Anyway, I have been using this for a few months now and I refuse to use anything else :)
4 Cups Baking Soda (2 boxes)
3 Cups Washing Soda (1/2 box)
2 Cups Castille Soap (1 bar)
Use 1/8 cup per load
To make the detergent:
1. Cut the bar of soap into 1/2 inch pieces
2. Add soap and washing soda to food processor (like this one) and pulse on low until combined.
3. Place mixture in a large bowl. Add baking soda and stir until combined.
4. Store in an air tight container.
My food processor is small, so I make half the recipe at a time. You might be able to do more...depends on your tools!
Like, can it get any easier!?
If you don't have a food processor, you could use a cheese grater to get the soap nice and small and just mix it all together!
will i save money though???
Yes! Here is my cost breakdown:
2 boxes baking soda = $1.30
1/2 box washing soap = $1.80
1 bar castille soap = $3.69
Total = $6.79
This recipe gives you 72 loads! That's about $.09 per load
For comparison....the seventh generation soap that I was using before is $8 for 33 loads ($.24 per load) So, you are saving almost 2/3 of the cost for natural detergent!