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 may be harsh or harmful to 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!
Homemade Laundry Soap
What you’ll need:
- Pour Dr. Bronner’s liquid Castile soap into a large mixing bowl. Add the baking soda and washing soda one at a time.
- Add the white vinegar. (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 liquefy the mixture and stir some more. To keep your mixture from clumping, keep stirring while it cools.
Voila, homemade laundry soap! Just 1-1/2 to 2 Tbsp. per load should do the trick.
For more green cleaning tips, check out this guide to eco-friendly laundry.