With a family of 5 buying cleaning products like shampoo, soap, and laundry detergent can get expensive. Not to mention one of my children has extremely sensitive skin. So I started to make my own laundry detergent. At first it didn’t really work out well. I use a front loading washing machine and I like to wash my clothes on cold so it was a bummer to find that many recipes I found online did not dissolve completely in the cold water! It took me a couple years but I have finally come up with a recipe that I am happy with, is super affordable, and cleans and maintenance my family’s clothes!
I like to make it my the large batches and then leave it in an air tight container near my washing machine. This way I only have to make laundry detergent about 2 times a year!
You will need
1 Lg box Baking soda — $2.24
1 Lg box Super Washing Soda — $3.97
½ Lg box 20 Mule Borax — $1.99
½ container of Versatile Oxi-Clean — $3.78
½ container Biz –$2.99
1 bar Johnson & Johnson Baby Soap grated–$ 3.33
1 Lg container scent crystals (optional)
1 Large air tight container
Only 1/4 cup per load. Depending on the size of the load and how soiled the laundry is.
Total cost for ½ year of detergent = 18.33
Total for one year of detergent = 36.60
The recipe above is for 1/2 a years worth for my family of 5!
Also if you grate the soap finely your detergent will still be a fine powder!