Chemicals…bleck..I hate them! They are so so bad for us and make me feel icky! Unfortunately, they are in every thing! Ev.er.y.thing! From the air to food to home products. There is no escaping them completely, so I try my best to avoid them when I can. Which brings me to…drum roll…DIY laundry soap!! Not only is it better for you and the environment, it is way cheaper than store bought chemical laden detergent, and super duper easy to make!
I never even thought that making my own was an option. I just assumed that what the store offered was it. Oh no…not the case! I first learned about DIY laundry soap over at A Bird and A Bean, of course! Don’t worry you can use it on HE washers!
Here is the “recipe”
1 grated bar of Fels-naptha soap
1 grated bar of Ivory soap
4 cups washing soda
4 cups baking soda
4 cups borax
Mix it all together in one big jar. I like to do it outside and let the kids help! Use a tablespoon or two per load!
Enjoy your wonderful healthy DIY laundry soap!