When diving into the world of self-sufficiency life homemade laundry detergent is an easy and money saving item to try. If you like using a liquid you may like our homemade liquid laundry detergent better.
Besides the fact that it will save you a load of money in the long run, this recipe is incredibly simple and works well to clean your clothes without harmful chemicals or heavy build up.
Adding essential oils to the mix if you like to create custom scents, I like making my laundry soap in small batches like this for this reason- I can change to a new scent often!
Homemade Laundry Detergent
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Ingredients for Homemade Laundry Soap
1 bar doTERRA Citrus Bliss Soap ( or your favorite mild soap like Ivory, when I’m out of doTERRA I use Ivory)
Optional- essential oil
How to Make Homemade Laundry Detergent
Combine baking soda, washing soda, oxi clean, and sea salt in a large bowl.
Grate 1 bar doTerra soap into your mixture.
Stir well to get all ingredients mixed evenly.
Mix in essential oil if desired to scent your homemade laundry soap, otherwise, it will just have a light clean scent. Try these DIY Dryer Sheets for added softness and scent.
Transfer mixture to a 2 quart Mason Jar, add a 1 T. measuring spoon for scooping.
Drop 1 heaping Tablespoon of soap into the water at the start of the wash cycle, for extremely soiled loads use 2 Tablespoons.
You can make bigger batches by doubling the recipe. Homemade Laundry Detergent is a great way to not only save money but to also hone your skills for self sufficient living.