This homemade laundry detergent works well and smells great! It’s easy to make, low cost, and less toxic than many commercial brand laundry detergents.
Laundry Detergent Ingredients
1/8 cup of grated soap bar flakes (simply chop or grate a bar of soap)
1/8 cup of baking soda
6 cups of water
1/2 cup of witch hazel
50 drops of eucalyptus essential oil
50 drops of lavender essential oil
50 drops of lemon essential oil
Laundry Detergent Instructions
Add half of the water and the soap flakes into a crock pot on high. Simmer and frequently stir until the soap flakes completely dissolve, maybe 20 minutes. Watch the crock pot because the soap could boil over if unattended.
Once the bar soap has been dissolved, immediately turn off the crockpot.
Add in the baking soda.
Pour this mixture into a large pourable container with a lid.
In a separate container, mix the essential oils with the witch hazel. Then add in the remaining water, and pour into the container with the soap flakes and baking soda.
Put on the lid and shake all the ingredients together.
For doing laundry, add about 1/2 cup to a load of wash.