Tuesday, March 20, 2012

DIY Laundry Soap

You will need:
Large pitcher.
Dr. Bronner's Castille soap, or dishsoap, either of these will work.
(I prefer to use Soapnuts, but there not as easy to find.)
1 cup of castille soap or dishsoap.
1/3 cup salt
1/2 cup washing soda
1/2 cup Borax
1/3 cup vinegar 

Favorite essential oil(s) 
Distilled water.

Fill distilled water about half full in the pitcher.
Add salt and stir. Now add the soap of choice, either castille or dishsoap, stir.
Add the vinegar and stir. Slowly add the Borax and stir. If it starts to bubble, wait a few minutes to add the washing soda. Slowly add the washing soda, it will bubble. Let it settle before mixing.

In a mixer, blend all the ingredients well. Turn mixer off and add essential oil drops to your strength preference. 
I used orange-lime-lavender oils, it has a great aromatic blend. Add more distilled water, about 1/4 more. Add a few more drops of oil(s) if you desire.
Mix again.  
Put the lid on secure. Use one cup per load. Try on a small load of non-delicates first to see if your happy with the results.

*This recipe will get paste like, so shake well before every use. Also the appearance will be gritty, do not let it spill on anything,  it will dissolve in water. Always use a DIY/Homemade recipe with your own discretion. These are tried recipes that have had good results. Again, use at your own risk.

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