Laundry Detergent

My FAVORITE Natural Homemade Laundry Detergent, Dryer Sheets & How to Clean Your Laundry Machine 🙂 

I wish I could take credit for this recipe, but I can not. So to whoever developed this—THANK YOU! I do laundry for myself and my boyfriend- approx. 5 loads a week, and the single batch I made will probably last 1.5 years. Not having to buy laundry detergent once a month is awesome.

 Here is the recipe:

1 Box Washing Soda

4 lbs Baking Soda

1 Lg Tub of oxygenated Bleach (6 lbs)

3 Bars of Dr. Bronners Soap (I used Lavender)

15-30 drops Essential Oil

1) Grate the Soap  2) Add all ingredients to a big tub 3) Thoroughly mix & Store in desired Container

For HE Washers : 1 tbsp for regular laundry

For Non HE Washers: 2 tbsp for regular laundry

I store mine in this cute glass container in our utility closet (We live in a city condo and are cramped on space). I was a little worried switching to powder, but I actually love it- it’s so much cleaner, and there are no drips or sticky caps!

Does it work? Yes. Our clothes come out clean (I do pre-treat stains when I notice them) and they smell clean. Even our sweaty workout clothes from hot yoga and soccer smell great. It takes about 30-45 minutes to make- I personally am a very slow soap grater, so you may be able to knock out the recipe in <30 minutes.

 Dryer Sheets

I use unbleached coffee filters and spray them with a vinegar/H20/Lavender mix. I lay them all on my countertop, drench them, let them dry & store them in a glass container. I throw 1 in each cycle. I’m not sure if these do anything- my clothes smell nice, but it may be from my detergent? However, it’s a great way to use up coffee filters if you have switched to a French Press or other Coffee Machine.

Dryer Sheets

Dryer Sheets

Do you ever clean the machine that is cleaning all of your dirty clothes?

Something to Consider. Sometimes we forget to clean our dishwasher & laundry machine, even though dirty things can build up in there :/  Try this solution every couple months….

Throw in 1/2 C Baking Soda & 2 C. White Vinegar.

Use the warmest setting & add the mixture as the water fills.

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