Made my own laundry detergent! I took an intolerance and toxin test recently and all my toxins were cleaning items. I got lazy and kept buying store bought and even myself got tricked by the "green washing" tricks. You might wonder what green washing is, Greenwashing is the process of conveying a false impression or providing misleading information about how a company's products are more environmentally sound. Greenwashing is considered an unsubstantiated claim to deceive consumers into believing that a company's products are environmentally friendly.
This recipe took maybe 2 minutes to make.
What you need:
1 cup Borox
1 cup Washing Soda
1 cup Baking Soda
5oz of Castile Soap (I used liquid but a bar is okay too, you just need to grate it)
1 capful of Thieves Cleaner by Young Living (Okay if you don't have it! I just really think it helps)
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20 Drops of Lavender Essential Oil or any Oil of your choice
Glass Jars to Store
Simply mix all the ingredients together and you're good to go. Add 1-2 tablespoons per load. I like to add mine to the bottom of the washer, fill it a bit, and then add clothes to make sure it dissolves. If you want to turn this into a liquid detergent, add 2/3 cup boiling water to grated castile soap and dissolve. Then add other ingredients and add water until you reach a gel-like consistency.
Let me know if you try it!