If you are planing to change a few things around your home to remove and reduce chemicals and toxins, this is the easiest way to start. Clean your cloths without synthetic dyes or perfumes that can be extremely harmful to people with sensitive skin or allergies. You will never go back to those pricey store bought laundry soaps again.
I started making this laundry soap over 6 years ago and still make it using just a few “back to basic” ingredients.
Pure Soap Flakes (made from vegetable oils)- Forces out dirt
Pure Washing Soda- Cuts grease and softens water
Pure Baking Soda- A Natural deodorizer
Borax- Kills germs and whitens
We buy these products through Well.ca but you can find most of these ingredients at your local grocery store.
Here is the easiest DIY natural laundry soap.
In a large bowl I mix:
- 1 cup of Soap flakes
- half cup of Borax
- half cup of Baking soda
- half cup of washing soda
Add a teaspoon of your favorite essential oil and mix up very well. Best scents for laundry are Sweet orange, Lemon, Lime, Peppermint, Grapefruit, Tea tree, etc.
Once you have mixed up your laundry soap, store it in an air tight jar to keep the essential oils locked in.
This will last you many, many washings. I add 2 to 4 tablespoons in about 2 cups of hot water to dissolve it before adding into the wash, this helps dissolve it since I wash with cold water. I add vinegar to the final rinse to soften the cloths and to help remove any soap residue. Please note that you will not get a lot of bubbles, but it’s not needed since your cloths will come out nice and clean. This is a great laundry soap for cloth diapers, babies clothing, people with sensitive skin, and will work with HE washing machines as well.
HAPPY LAUNDRY DAY!