Years ago I made the liquid version of this recipe and I personally didn’t like the way it cleaned the clothes or smelled. Some people love it and that’s okay. But it kind of turned me off to making my own detergent for awhile. That is until recently.
I came across a dry version of homemade laundry detergent and decided to give it a try. I’ve been using it for about 2 weeks now and I have to say that I really really love it. Really.
My clothes smell fresh and they are definitely clean. Even when I line dry I can still smell the freshness. That mixed in with that lovely outdoor sunshine smell and you’ll be in Heaven.
I had posted the recipe on my FB page and had one reader ask about using it in cold water. I did a test load and although there was one piece of soap residue on one shirt, the rest seemed to have dissolved just fine. So I will leave that totally up to you. I wash most of my clothes in warm and rinse in cold.
The money saved in using this recipe is out of this world since you only use 2 heaping TBS a load.
Here’s the recipe.
3 pounds of Super Washing Soda
2 pounds of Baking Soda
3 pound box of Borax
2 bars of Fels-Napa soup or Kirk's Castile Soap (Shredded)
I don't think there is an exact science. I just kind of eyeballed it.
Mix well in a large container.
Add two heaping tablespoons to each load of laundry.
So you think you’ll give it a try. It honestly took me all of about 5 minutes to make.
Have a lovely day my friends!