Everything used to clean my home, I make myself. With the exception of laundry detergent.
I’ve had a laundry soap recipe I’ve wanted to try for ages and thought it would be fun to make it a class project in the Aromatherapy Certification Program so we could learn something new together!
The recipe below is easy, inexpensive and makes a lot!
- Borax – 6 cups
- Baking Soda – 6 cups
- Washing Soda – 2 cups
- Hard Castile Soap (grated) – 4 cups (buy two bars)
- Organic Essential Oil of Lemon – 60 drops
- Organic Essential Oil of Lavender – 30 drops
Mix the ingredients in a large container, slowly pouring in a few cups at a time. This makes it easier to blend the ingredients and you’re less likely to get a nose full of powder. Add the essential oils last. Store in a sealed container.
What we learned…
1. Grating the hard soap.
We used Dr. Brommers Lavender Castile bar soap.
(bought at Target)
You will need 1 1/2 bars to make 4 cups
This took the most time and muscle.
We agreed that the holes in this grater were too small and a
A grater with wider holes would produce soap flakes faster and easier.
2. The recipe
The original recipe called for 8 cups of baking soda.
Since we only had enough for 6 cups,
we improvised and added 2 cups of washing soda!