Using homemade laundry detergent that does not contain washing soda can provide relief to people who have allergies, and it can serve individuals who want a more natural laundry detergent. A homemade laundry detergent can save you money and protect the environment from the harsh chemicals and preservatives found in many commercial laundry detergents. Make homemade laundry detergent with household items.
Things You'll Need
- 2 tbsp. baking soda
- 2 tsp. boric acid
- 32-oz. container with lid
- 5 tsp. organic dish-washing liquid soap
- 20 drops essential oil
- 3 cups hot water
- 1/4 cup hydrogen peroxide
- 1 cup liquid castile soap
- 4 cups water
- Cooking pot
- 1 cup baking soda
- 3-gallon container with lid
- 1 3/4 gallons hot water
Baking Soda and Boric Acid
Combine 2 tbsp. baking soda with 2 tsp. boric acid in a 32 oz. container.
Add 5 tsp. organic dish-washing liquid soap and 20 drops of your preferred essential oil.
Pour in 3 cups hot water and 1/4 cup hydrogen peroxide.
Place the lid on the container. Shake the ingredients vigorously to combine.
Add 1/4 cup of the detergent to each laundry load. Replace the lid on the container each time to keep dirt and debris out of detergent.
Castile Soap and Baking Soda
Pour 1 cup liquid castile soap and 4 cups water into a cooking pot. Bring the mixture to a boil.
Remove the pot from stovetop. Add 1 cup baking soda, and stir until it dissolves.
Pour the detergent into a 3-gallon container.
Add 1 3/4 gallons hot water. Stir to mix.
Add 1/3 cup of the detergent to each laundry load. Keep container covered with a lid to keep debris out of the detergent, and to keep it from spilling.
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