I have wanted to make my own laundry soap for some time now. I just never did it. Well today I noticed I was at the bottom of my Tide container. I didn’t want to buy more of it with all the new information I had gotten weeks prior. So I went out and bought everything I would need to make my own. I’m going to keep this short and sweet so you can just get to making your own as well. So below is what I used, keep in mind you can use what ever scent you want for your recipe. Tweak this as you see fit. Enjoy.
Simple laundry soap – just 4 ingredients.
3 cups washing soda
2 cups borax
1 bar Dr. Bronners pure Castile bar soap – I used unscented. You’ll need more for other batches.
20 drops tea tree essential oil
1. In a tightly sealed container add the washing soda and borax.
2. Cut up the bar soap and process in food processor. If you don’t have a food processor a grater will work just as well. Please cut it up into small chunks if you’re using a processor. You do not want to ruin it.
3. Add soap to the container.
Mix well – or seal the container and shake vigorously. That’s what I did.
4. Add essential oil of choice. Seal and shake vigorously again.
For top loaders use 1/8 of a cup
For front loaders use 1 tablespoon
Best for warm or hot water.
By making your own soap you cut out so many unnecessary additives and toxic ingredients. This will last some time since you do not need to use as much.
Borax $4.47 4lbs – Walmart
Washing soda $5.99 55oz – hardware store
Dr. Bronners pure Castile bar soap $4.69 – whole foods
Tea tree oil $5.99 or less depending on where you get it.- Walmart (I had mine already on hand)
Total $21+ tax – pricing will vary depending on location.
Any “decent” soap is over $10 if you buy a larger size, but most is highly toxic. You can look up how toxic it is.
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