Today I’m sharing with you how to make homemade liquid laundry detergent! I’ve made powdered laundry detergent in the past, but I have been wanting to experiment with a liquid recipe. I found this one and revised it to my liking. Here is what you need:
Homemade Liquid Laundry Detergent
An empty (around 1 gallon) container (I used an old detergent jug)
1 cup liquid Dr. Bronner’s Soap
1 cup baking soda
30 drops essential oil (optional)
I started off by taking the spout off the old detergent jug to make pouring and mixing easier
voila! It will go back on later.
Break out the Dr. Bronner’s Soap and measure 1 cup.
Pour it in.
Add 1 cup baking soda
Add about 30 drops of your favorite essential oil. I already had tea tree oil on hand, so that is what I used. This step is optional…it’s just for nice smelling laundry!
Now, fill it up with warm water (if you use warm, the baking soda will dissolve better)
After you shake it up, you are done with your homemade liquid laundry detergent! You can use the cap to measure out about 1/4 cup per load!
So, this was an experiment for me…here are my thoughts. I think that the powdered detergent is much cheaper. This takes quite a bit of liquid Dr. Bronner’s soap which is much pricier than just one bar of natural soap for the other recipe. But, the powdered is a little more labor intensive as you have to grate the soap up. Both clean pretty well and the liquid recipe ends up smelling better because you can add the essential oils which you can’t do for the powdered kind. So, either recipe would be great, just whatever floats your boat, I guess!!
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