I love buying organic and being as organic as I can around my home, but it can be so costly.
Today I made Natural Organic Laundry Detergent as we were out of the Free and Clear Organic one I usually buy. This morning my skin was extra itchy and what will all our lastest health obstacles I decided enough will all these chemicals…. and endeavored to find a recipe.
I very soon found Wellnessmama and she had a simple solution for me.
I went and purchased the three items I needed and set to work.
It took me 5 minutes to make my first batch, yes just 5 mins and that was mostly grating the Castile Soap!
Wellnessmama recipe for powdered Detergent is below and you can find a liquid recipe also on her site www.wellnessmama.com
To Make powdered laundry soap:
You will need:
Dr Bonner’s Pure Castile Soap – Purchased at Wholefoods
Washing Soda – found in the laundry aisle of your grocery store
Borax – found in the laundry aisle of your grocery store
- Grate the bar soap . Use the soap of your choice. I personally used Dr. Bronner’s Pure Castille Bar Soap because of its exceptional quality, and it is available in many natural scents like lavender and tea tree.
- In a large bowl, mix 2 parts washing soda, 2 parts Borax and 1 part grated soap.
- Store in closed container. If you are using a big enough container, you can skip step 2 and just put all ingredients in storage container or jar and shake.
- Use 1/8 to 1/4 cup per load of laundry.
I also saw on an organic site that Vinegar is a great fabric softner… so yes, I used vinegar in my downy ball!
My first load is complete and it smells great 🙂
Thank you Wellnessmama for your recipe