So we finally got around to making our own laundry detergent. We have been wanting to for awhile now, but never got around to it because we thought it would be too time consuming. Well, turns out we were wrong, it was super easy and quick to make! We used the recipe from the link above. It is only 3 ingredients, bar soap (we used Dove unscented), washing soda (we used baking soda and baked it) and Borax. We took the bar soap and shredded it using a food processor (instead of a blender like the link says to do) then we simply tossed that into a bowl and mixed it with the borax and washing soda. So easy!
Of course you want to know how it worked out in the laundry…. It is AMAZING! Between muddy clothes from the kids, diaper explosions from the babies, and lots of stains and grime on our husbands clothes this detergent got them all out! Despite the dove soap being unscented the clothing actually has a very light and clean smell to it after it is washed.
So, for anyone who was thinking about making their own detergent we highly recommend using this recipe. It works great and takes very little time to make. You can store it in a mason jar or some other pretty jar so that it become more of a decoration in your laundry room.