2017 Update [I have since switched to using laundry detergent with soap nuts. Read that post here]
I have been making my own laundry detergent now for 3 years! I love it! Recently with the little one and his propensity for food stains, I have purchased a spray on stain remover for heavy stains But for my husband and I, this detergent has been doing us well. It’s super easy to make and cost effective.
- 1 and 1/2cups Borax
- 1 cup Super Washing Soda
- 1 cup oxygen cleaner such as oxyclean (i have used dollar tree brand with success)1 1 bar of soap, grated
- 20 or so drops of essential oils (optional)
Mix together. I use 2 tablespoons per load in my HE washing machine. I use wool dryer balls in the dryer and sometimes sprinkle some essential oils on for some added scent.
The ingredients can be tricky to find sometimes. I can find washing soda at most grocery stores, but wal-mart or amazon is the only place I have been able to find borax.