Tired of lugging that jug of laundry soap home from the grocery store? In addition to being a cumbersome, expensive purchase, conventional laundry soap typically contains a number of chemical ingredients that can seep into your skin and the local water supply.
Keep your clothes (and your conscience) clean by making your own natural laundry soap – we promise it’s easy!
- 1/4 cup Dr. Bronner’s Liquid Castile Soap (many different natural scents to choose from!)
- 1 cup Bob’s Red Mill Aluminum-Free Baking Soda
- 1 cup washing soda
- 1 cup Spectrum Organic Distilled White Vinegar
- 1 cup hot water
Grab a large mixing bowl and add the Dr. Bronner’s liquid castile soap. Next, add the baking soda and washing soda one at a time. Finally, add the white vinegar – and enjoy the show! (Remember making volcanoes? Baking soda plus vinegar equals foam…lots of it.) Once the foaming settles down, use a whisk, spatula or wooden spoon to stir the mixture and smooth out the clumps. Add a cup of hot water to liquify the mixture and stir some more.
(TIP: to keep your mixture from clumping, keep stirring while it cools.)
Voila, homemade laundry soap! Just 1 1/2- 2 tablespoons per load should do the trick.
For more green cleaning info, check out these toxin-free laundry tips from WellnessTimes!