Home Made Laundry Room Products

Going green in my laundry room has actually been the easiest change for me to adjust too. Not only is making homemade laundry products, better for the environment, it’s also less expensive than most products found on the laundry aisle at your local supermarket. I’ve included a few links to recipes from a few of my  favorite websites.

Not only am I going green with my laundry detergent, I’m also line drying my clothes (my dryer broke about 4 months ago and I’m now a line drying convert).And since I line dry I need to use fabric softner in the rinse cycle.I primarily use white vinegar and this works fine as a fabric softener for kitchen rags and cotton clothes, but towels do still feel rough. I prefer a store bought free & clear fabric softener for my towels. I’ve tried baking soda and white vinegar together, Epson salt and lime essential oil, kosher salt , and line drying outside. My favorite has been the Seventh Generation Free & Clear Fabric Softener, but my local stores do not carry it anymore. So I’m sad and still on the hunt for the most effective and safest fabric softener out there. 

Laundry Detergent Recipes from Mom’s Aware website

Washing Soda Recipe from Mom’s Aware website

After you check out these recipes, make sure to glance at my estimated cost per loads’ breakdown for homemade laundry detergent:
A box of 20 Mule Borax (76 oz) costs around $3.88 at Walmart equals $0.05 per ounce.                                                       A box of Arm & Hammer Super Washing Soda (55 oz) costs around $3.24 at Walmart equals $0.06 per ounce.                   Three bars of Kirk’s Castille Soap (12 oz) costs around $3.28 at Walmart equals $0.27 per ounce. 
A jug of Great Value White Vinegar (128 oz) costs around $2.38 at Walmart equals $0.02 per ounce.
For one batch you will mix together 8 oz. borax, 8 oz. washing soda, and a 4 oz. grated bar of soap. The cost breakdown is 8 x .05 + 8 x .06 + 4 x .27 = $1.97 which means 20 oz of powder equals to 20 one ounce loads.                          

Feel free to share your favorite laundry recipes with me in the comments!

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