Homemade Laundry Detergent
- 1 cup Washing soda
- 1 cup Borax
- 1/2 cup Oxiclean
- 1 bar Ivory soap
- 10-15 drops Tea Tree, Purification or Thieves Essential Oil (EO)
- Finely grate your soap, then spread out on a baking sheet to dry overnight. (I store ours in an unheated oven to keep it out of sight.) The next day, process the dry flakes in a food processor to create a fine powder. Let it sit for a few minutes afterwards to let the powder settle a bit.
- In a large bowl, combine your soap powder, washing soda, borax and oxiclean, then whisk to combine. Sprinkle 10-15 drops of EO on top of the mixture, then whisk to combine again.
- Carefully spoon into a container of your choice, making a note to use 2 TB per load*. You can keep indefinitely in a sealed container at room temperature.