For clean clothes, pour this homemade laundry detergent into your next load.
High-efficiency washers use less water than their conventional counterparts, so this detergent produces less lather and easily rinses out.
Prep: 15 min. (includes grating soap)
Yield: 18 oz. (enough for 12 loads)
- Rubber gloves
- Measuring cup
- Lidded 24-oz. plastic container
- ½ cup washing soda
- ½ cup borax
- 1 bar lavender castile soap, grated (about 1 cup)
- ¼ cup baking soda
- 15 drops lemon essential oil
Put on gloves. Add washing soda, borax, grated soap, baking soda and oil to lidded container. Cover and shake well. Use 3 Tbsp. detergent per load, or slightly more for very soiled clothes.