DIY Laundry Detergent, ideas to freshen your home naturally.
Updated: Nov 19, 2022
Are you interested in laundry detergent that will cost you around $3 to make and then equals out to around $0.21 cents per load? This soap is so easy, so quick, so inexpensive, and so good for the environment it can also just be a one off lesson in your home on self sufficiency.
We all know that getting all the laundry washed, folded, and put away is an awesome task in the world of adulting. This soap can also be used in High Efficiency (HE) washers. HE washers require special soap because they are machines that can't handle an overload of suds. This soap contains no sudsing agents, so is naturally low suds. It also has no fillers, clays, or phosphates which would definitely be in ANY of your commercial laundry detergents (even organic). Besides, who really wants the storebought stuff?
Not only that, but the essential oils you choose to add can have some serious benefits. Scent is such an incredible and complicated thing. From what is understood, when we inhale to smell something that scent travels into our brain and accesses the limbic system. This is where emotions and feelings are stored, so this is how deep scent is for each one of us.
We know that much of our 'scent memory' is deeply tied with emotions. We also associate a lot of commercial scents, laundry detergents, cleaning agents and more with a certain feeling.
For example, there was a time in my life when I didn't feel like everything was 'really clean' until I could smell the Fabuloso. Oh, how times have changed. Scents can be powerful reminders of your righteous work especially once you are tucked up in bed. Consider what you add and think of how it will feel to know that you added the scents and made your own 'purefume' that won't harm your body, or any children you love.
What you will need -Borax (NOT boric acid) -Washing soda
-Castile soap (solid for this recipe)
-A grater (for the soap)
-A cute or practical container for your laundry soap. -Essential oils
There are some things you will read on the internet about borax being unsafe. What I have to say on it is steer clear of Boric Acid, which is not borax. This recipe has worked so well for my family and I for years. If you have any questions drop them in the comments below, tag me on socials, or just reach out through email here! I'm here for you on your journey to a cleaner lifestyle. Below, I will be affiliate linking a few items in this post, the links help me out so much but I also try to hunt and find the best deal on these items. I hope this helps! Link to Borax: https://amzn.to/3AmLk6U Link
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