Hypoallergenic laundry detergent is important to anyone who suffers from skin allergies. Hypoallergenic detergents need to be free of fragrances and dyes because these are the ingredients that cause reactions in many people. Many moms and dads choose to use scent free detergents and dye free detergents for their babies' sensitive skin. Many store bought laundry detergents are full of chemicals, perfumes and dyes and those that aren't tend to be very expensive. There really is no need to spend a lot of money on a specialty laundry products, you can make your own. The ingredients for sensitive skin laundry detergent are very common items and don't cost much. If you have an allergy to laundry soaps or if you want to make gentle baby laundry detergent, you won't be disappointed with the results. This is the most effective hypoallergenic laundry soap I have ever used.
You will need 3 cups of baking soda, 3 cups of washing soda, 3 cups of finely grated Castile soap and 3 cups of 20 Mule Team Borax. Arm & Hammer makes a great washing soda and is readily available in most grocery stores. 20 Mule team Borax can also be found in grocery stores. Castile soap can be found in many stores and online. Castile soap is usually found as a large cake of soap, use a cheese grater to grate it into fine pieces.
Use a large lidded plastic container and add all of the ingredients to the bucket. Place the lid on tightly and vigorously shake the bucket to mix the ingredients.
Use 1/2 of a cup of hypoallergenic laundry detergent per load of laundry. If your laundry is extra dirty, use 3/4 of a cup to 1 cup.
Tips & Warnings
- Store hypoallergenic laundry detergent in your plastic container will the lid on tightly to prevent clumping.
- Double, triple or quadruple the ingredients so you don't have to mix the laundry detergent as often.
- All of the ingredients can also be purchased in bulk which will save money.
- Clearly label the outside of your container with all of the ingredients.
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