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June 18, 2015

DIY Laundry Detergent

Living in a pretty natural household, you’d think that I would have been making my own laundry detergent for a while, but I just took the leap and made my first batch this week! My mom has been doing it for a few months and encouraged me about how simple, healthy and cost effective it is. Traditional detergent has a lot of chemicals in it and even the natural kind I was using has more ingredients than this basic recipe.

Ready to make your own detergent? Here’s what you’ll need.

4 cups of baking soda

3 cups of Super Washing Soda

1 bar of Castille soap, grated

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Mix your ingredients and store it in an airtight container. To make your soap finer, you can try to blend it in your blender or food processor. I tried and I quickly got some back talk from my blender’s motor, but it’s worth a try.

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I use about an 1/8 cup of detergent for a regular load, add a little more for a large load.

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I’ve been using it for about a week now and, so far, I really like it! It seems to clean well and leaves a clean smell, without any synthetic fragrance. It took me about 30 minutes, in all, and I would definitely recommend it! Give it a try and let me know what you think!

Enjoying the Good Life,

Kendra

 

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