Make Your Own Laundry Soap!
I always like to try my hand at making my own version of products from time to time, especially if I am able to reduce the amount of chemical exposure to my family.
Well, today I'm sharing with you a quick and easy DIY laundry soap recipe & tutorial that I have used over the years. The best part is that you can put this laundry soap together in under fifteen minutes! Another added bonus is that you'll only need 3 ingredients (I add essential oil, so for me it's 4 ingredients although it is optional.)
What You Will Need:
To make your own laundry soap, you'll need the following items:
- 1 cup - Borax Laundry Booster
- 1 cup - Arm & Hammer Washing Soda
- 1 - 4 oz. Kirk's Castile Bar Soa, grated
- 20-30 drops of favorite essential oil - I used lavender!
Since the Kirk's Castile Soap comes in a 3-pack, if you want to make a larger batch, you can use the following ratio:
- 1 box - Borax Laundry Booster
- 1 box - Arm & Hammer Washing Soda
- 3 - 4 oz. Kirk's Castile Bar Soap, grated
Making a full batch, as listed, will last you for several months. I like to make smaller batches and switch up the essential oils between the lavender, lemongrass and orange.
Note: Even though it's more physical work to hand grate the bars of soap, I found using the food processor doesn't lend the same results. I suppose it all depends on the capability of the processor, it's just not a preference for me. The pieces come out larger with a food processor and you definitely want the soap pieces small enough to dissolve.
We go through more of this homemade laundry soap simply because we're a larger family, however this soap will last you a while and in turn will save you lots of money!
More DIY Posts!
It’s no big surprise that I love to make my own natural hair products! So how did I get to this point? Well, as I was transitioning back to natural hair a few years ago, I began to evaluate products that I was using on myself and especially my family. Why was I going to curb the use of […]
Returning to my natural roots made me rethink everything I put on my head, in my body, and on my skin. Although it’s not an easy task to go cold turkey and replace years of using store bought products, breaking the transition down into stages definitely helps. Small changes are better than no changes. A […]
Flaxseed gel is one of those natural hair staples that many of us love to make and use. I first discovered flaxseed gel after I big chopped. I made a batch and was hooked. This gel perfectly defined my TWA, it wasn’t crunchy and did not leave build up like I had experienced with […]
I have the absolute easiest natural beauty routine using extra virgin coconut oil!There are so many ways I use coconut oil on a daily basis, and I love, love, LOVE the results! If you haven’t discovered this awesome health & beauty secret, you have got to give it a try.Today I will share three simply […]
Leave In Conditioner Using Behentrimonium Methosulfate BTMS After doing quite a bit of research on Behentrimonium Methosulfate, or BTMS, I decided to try my hand at making my own leave in conditioner using it! After all, this ingredient is contained in many conditioners, like Kinky Curly Knot Today leave in conditioner, to name one. I […]
Smoothies made for natural hair are very popular these days. They can also be very expensive. I don’t know about you but I have way too much hair to do in my house to invest a ton of money into most of those products. So what’s my solution? Make it myself. Today I’ll be sharing […]