Making DIY laundry soap has been on my to-do list for awhile, especially after reading about Yellow Brick Home and Wayward Dog‘s forays into the sudsy practice. It is seriously so easy, I’m not sure why I waited so long to give it a try.
First I tried to recruit an assistant. He didn’t seem to be interested in helping though.
First, I grated the soap…
Then I mixed together 1 cup of Borax, 1 cup of Super Washing Soda, and the soap shavings. Once everything was mixed up, I put it in a cute cannister I got at Target. Easy peasy lemon squeezy.
Get this… it only takes 1 Tablespoon of this detergent to wash a regular load of laundry! I’m not kidding you. One batch can do 40+ loads of laundry… and the Washing Soda and Borax can make 5 batches (all you have to re-buy is the pure castille soap). So this is way cheaper than the Method laundry soap I used to buy, and still all natural! I love how the laundry smells so good going from the washer to the dryer and then comes out of the dryer magically scent-free and fluffy as all get out. I don’t even have to use a dryer sheet! Oh, happy day!
Do you make your own laundry detergent? Share the recipe you use (or particular scents you prefer) in the comments below!