Recipe to avoid Laundry Disasters that it. Here is my ALL NATURAL Laundry Soap recipe.
I have looked at so many different recipes for making your own laundry soap. I knew I wanted an all natural one so after all was said and done this is the recipe I created.
Only 4 ingredients.
You will need:
- 1–4lb box of Borax — a natural mineral found in California
- 1–4lb box of WASHING Soda –Washing soda is Sodium Carbonate (also called Soda Ash which can be purchased in swimming pool stores or departments)
- 1–4lb box of Baking Soda –Baking soda is Sodium Bicarbonate
- 3 bars of Castile Soap (all natural coconut oil soap)
2-4 Tablespoons for a normal load.
I purchased everything at WalMart. The bars of soap were in the health and beauty area with other soaps but everything else was in the laundry area.
I grated my bars of soap. Mmmmmm it smelled so good.
I do want to try Dr. Bronner’s soap next time. It is another All Natural Soap.
I love that it is all white. The soap smells so clean. Our clothes smell fresh and clean.
I mixed everything together in a trash bag then put some into a jar.
It makes quite a bit of laundry soap for a fraction of the price of store bought laundry soap. I filled another container and have a large ziploc bag full of laundry soap.
I am planning on getting some oxy clean and mixing 1/2 of a container with 1/2 of the laundry soap to have a soap for my whites.
I paid less than $10 for everything and I have more than a store bought box of laundry soap.
I made a pretty little tag and tied it on with some black ribbon–all from Canvas Corp.
The glass jar and measuring spoon are available at WalMart as well.
High Efficiency (HE) Washers
HE front-load washers require “special soap” for one reason alone – low suds. Because they use less water, they require soap that is less sudsy. The good news is, this homemade detergent is VERY low suds. The ”special” HE detergent is just another advertising mechanism to push consumers to buy “special soap” for unnecessarily high prices.
Regardless of your washer type, just make your own with confidence.
More on HE washers and their detergents.
Safe for septic tanks and fields
This is the best laundry soap to use with septic tanks because it contains zero sodium and zero fillers (like montmorillonite clay) that cause commercial powder detergents to clog lines. It is also completely non-toxic so it will not harm necessary septic bacteria like toxic detergents and antibacterial soaps.
I did a lot of research when looking for what I felt would be the best laundry soap for our family. Here are a list of other sites that information on laundry detergents. some of these sites have been added in after I made my laundry soap but wanted to share other links as well. There is a lot of information out there as you can see. I have to tell you in all the research that I did –we as a family LOVE the combination that I decided on. Our clothes smells so good and clean. My family comments on it all of the time.