I got super tired of spending my families hard earned coin on garbage detergent and so I did some digging and came up with this heavenly spin on a Pinterest money saving fave!
I hacked the recipe because I couldn’t find washing soda in my dear home town, so I learned to make it and felt it was only fair to spill the beans on how!
So, dear diva, you should know that washing soda can be made easily from baking soda. All you do is cover a cookie sheet with plain ‘ol baking soda and…bake it! Go figure! About 20 minutes at 400 does the trick. You’ll see. It changes…gets softer, less composed.
That done, you’re off to the organic/fair trade/money saving races!
Here’s the recipe I used:
Whisk 1/2 cup washing soda with 1/4 cup borax. Add 1 cup boiling water.
Stir in 1T Castile soap (I used peppermint because it’s what we had on hand), 1/4 c white vinegar and 20 drops of essential oil. (I used lemon and peppermint)
Pour into an empty and clean gallon jug and top with hot water!
BOOM! Mom win!
1/4 Cup takes care of 1 large load!
If you try it, let me know how it turns out in the comments! If you’ve got questions, ask away! Bless your sparkly clean socks off for reading and sharing. I hope your have fun rocking your laundry! Cheers!