This semi-homemade laundry detergent recipe is just one of the ways I can use natural, high-quality products but still stick to my frugal ways.
When people start switching over to natural, high-quality products, they get a sense of sticker shock. It doesn’t matter if it’s food, cleaning products or organic bedding. Finding ways to ease that sticker shock is my specialty. With one bottle of the pre-made laundry detergent I get in my monthly wellness subscription box I can make 16 gallons of this recipe!
An Easy Semi-Homemade Laundry Detergent
This recipe uses a few basic ingredients most natural mamas keep on hand. It also uses just 1/4 cup of my favorite natural laundry soap. When I add a bottle to my monthly wellness subscription box, I know I won’t have to order another one for quite awhile. I can use those dollars to add other things to my natural wellness toolbox.
Why Is Having A Natural Laundry Soap So Important?
If you’ve never read my post on the 7 Most Common Toxins Hiding In Your Laundry Detergent, you should check it out here. In short, many commercial detergents on the market are chock full of toxic ingredients. All those nasty ingredients touch your skin all day. Especially your most intimate of areas. Areas that you don’t want soaking up toxins all day.
Check your labels against the list in my post above and see what might be lurking in your laundry detergent.
Does This Natural DIY Soap Work?
I often hear complaints from people that their homemade laundry soap doesn’t work. This is not the case with this recipe. My hubby works a labor intensive and sometimes very dirty job. I’m often drudging around in my backyard garden getting dirty. This laundry soap hasn’t failed me yet.
Making Your Own Laundry Soap Is So Easy!
Grab these ingredients. You’ll need a 1 gallon glass container. This one is just like the one I use. It has a spout, works great and it’s cute. You’ll use 1/4 cup per load.
1/2 cup washing soda (it’s MUCH cheaper at Target or Walmart)
1/4 cup Thieves laundry soap
1/8 cup Thieves Household Cleaner
10 drops each:
Purification Essential Oil
Thieves Essential Oil
Lemon Essential Oil
- Add your washing soda to the container and add enough hot water to dissolve.
2) Stir in the rest of the ingredients.
3) Slowly fill with cool, filtered water.
Occasionally I’ll give it a good shake before dispensing.
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I can’t wait to try this! I bet it smells so good. Our water is super hard so I’ve been using ALL free and clear lately but I scanned it with the Think Dirty app and it’s like a 5 in toxicity. Totally trying this recipe.
I hope it works great for you!
Susan Evans says
I love the idea of cleaning my laundry in a more natural way. Thank you for sharing the ingredients for this laundry detergent.
You’re very welcome!