Making your own laundry detergent will save you money and help you avoid the toxic chemicals and noxious scents found in store-bought brands. Some laundry detergent ingredients can pose a variety of health risks to humans, ranging from the minor, like skin irritation and allergies, to the severe, like cancer, poisoning and neurological problems. To ensure peace of mind, use the following ingredients for an all-natural laundry detergent:
- 2/3 cupSal Suds (or another biodegradable plant-based cleaner)
- 2 2/3 cups water
- 2/3 cup baking soda
- 30 drops Essential Oil (click here for potential scent combinations)
- 1quart-sized mason jar
Place the ingredients into the Mason jar and mix. Use a half cup per load in a regular washing machine. Tinker with the amount of oil, depending on how strong of an odor you would like to have on your clothing.