I don’t know about you…but in this house, it seemed like we were going through laundry detergent at a rapid rate. So I started researching detergents and realized just how much junk is in them and how much money we were spending on detergent each month. It was crazy! So I set out to make my own detergent and see how it compared to store-bought detergent. I found this DIY detergent is SO SO cheap (like pennies per load), is simple to make, cleans our clothes just as well, if not better, than store-bought detergent, is environmentally friendly, lacks all of the junk that all of the other detergents has (and you know exactly what it consists of) and makes you feel like you’re doing something proactive for your family. So here it is…give it a try; I have a feeling you won’t look back!
What you need to buy:
- 3 pack of Kirk’s castile soap
- 1 box of Arm and Hammer Super Washing Soda (3 lbs 7 oz)
- 1 box of Borax (4 lb)
- 1 box of Arm and Hammer Baking Soda (4 lb)
- 1 3 gallon bucket
Directions: Grate the soap into a bucket with a cheese grater. Empty everything else into the bucket and mix it all together! Use 2 tablespoons of detergent per large load of laundry.
*You can always add essential oil to your detergent to make it smell good too. I like the simplicity of this recipe and haven’t tried adding essential oil yet, but I bet it smells phenomenal.