I had made some liquid laundry detergent last year that somewhat enjoyed, but it kept separating when I would store it. When I would shake it up, it ended up getting sudsy so I decided to try a powdered. I put this right in the front loader WITH the clothes, not in the tray.
This is a super easy recipe and only has 4 ingredients, so you are’t getting all that crap that comes in other detergents. There has been some debate about if Borax. Obviously keep away from pets/kids.
- 1 Cup Washing Soda
- 1 Cup Borax
- 1 Bar Fels-Naptha
- 20 drops lemon essential oil
Check out this laundry soap kit on Amazon that packages all the ingredients for four batches! (Essential oil not included!) Washing Soda and Borax are available for less than $4 at Target so the Amazon bundle isn’t the most cost effective.
Add the borax and washing soda together in a bowl. Grate the bar of soap in and mix well. You an also toss bar into food processor, especially if you are making a double batch. Shake in your lemon essential oil. I chose lemon because I felt that it paired well with the scent of the Fels-Naptha.
I store in a mason jar and use about 1/4 cup per load.
Happy Cleaning and thank you to my husband for always doing our laundry!