When my first child was born I started thinking hard about the products we used for cleaning the house and the products we bought to eat. We switched to natural, organic, eco-friendly versions of everything. We cut back on processed food. We joined a subscription company for cleaning and bathing supplies. It started getting pricey and I started thinking about what we could do to cut back a little. Making this laundry detergent took about 5 minutes and the jar will last about 2 months for our family of four, doing between 7-10 loads a week. The materials for this batch cost about $5, we have tons left to make more. While the original recipe I used called for essential oil, I found that using a scented version of the castile soap was enough for us. If you like more scent, add a few drops of essential oil to bulk it up.
- 1 ½ cups washing soda
- 1 cup baking soda
- ¼ cup Epsom salts
- 1 bar castile soap
- ½ cup citric acid - Smile Link
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Grate the castile soap on a box grater or in the food processor.
Measure out the rest of the ingredients and add them to the food processor or mix in a bowl.
Pulse a few times to mix if using a food processor.
Put it in a storage jar.
Now see if you can find someone to fold all that laundry you're going to do.