I love, love (dare I say luuuurve?) making my own remedies, from home- to skin/self-care products.
I mean, serious DIY herby dorkness happening over here.
So, I thought it high time to share my DIY laundry soap recipe with you sweet, fellow herby-nerds.
The following homemade laundry soap is safe for you, for sensitive skin, and your septic system. It can even be used in front-loading washers.
Now, to the Borax controversy... Contrary to some information out there, BORAX (sodium tetraborate) is not toxic (at least, not as a cleaning product; don't go eating it, by any means). BORIC ACID is toxic.
HOWEVER, that being said, I absolutely only use the natural borax powder from Mountain Rose Herbs.
But I want you to follow the Borax rabbit hole so that you can be completely comfortable in your choices. Here's a link to the borax data safety sheet here.
Crunchy Betty featured a post on the borax question, as well. So, absolutely, do your own research, my sweets.
The recipe I use (which you'll see in the video below):
One cup borax
One cup washing soda (sodium carbonate, NOT baking soda, which is sodium bicarbonate)
One bar natural soap (I like castile soap, such as Dr. Bronners)
Essential oil of your choice, added to your liking.
NOTE: some people may be sensitive to peppermint essential oil, so use carefully and sparingly.
Use 1tbs of soap for regular loads, 2tbs for heavily soiled loads.
This soap should cost you about five cents per load, as opposed to 21 cents, on average.
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