Homemade Natural Organic Laundry Detergent

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

  1. 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.
  2. In a large bowl, mix 2 parts washing soda, 2 parts Borax and 1 part grated soap.
  3. 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.
  4. 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


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