EDITED: THIS ORIGINAL RECIPE CONTAINED BORAX. THIS INGREDIENT HAS BEEN REMOVED FROM MY RECIPE BECAUSE APPARENTLY IT IS A TOXIC INGREDIENT AND ENDOCRINE DISRUPTOR THAT'S BANNED IN MANY COUNTRIES. THE RECIPE BELOW WILL NOT MAKE AS MANY LOADS AS THE ORIGINAL.
This laundry detergent recipe equals out to about 50 large loads, using 2 tablespoons per load. Here are the supplies needed:
- 1 1/2 cups of Baking Soda
1 1/2 cups of Washing Soda (be sure to get the plain, additive free version)
- 1/2 cup Epsom Salt
- 2 tablespoons of Table Salt
- 5 drops Purification Essential Oil blend or Thieves Essential Oil blend
- 5 drops Lemon Essential Oil
- Glass Container
Mix all of the ingredients together in a bowl, and store in a glass, airtight container. After doing the math, for me, this completed recipe cost $2.50! Depending on where you buy your baking soda, washing soda, etc., your recipe might even cost less than mine! THAT is a cost savings, especially when comparing it to the other "natural" laundry detergents on the market that cost anywhere between $10-$15! And bonus- I had a ton of supplies left over to make 2 or 3 more batches.
Want to see a video on how I made this? Watch below!