DIY . Laundry Detergent

DIY Landry Detergent with Free Printable | Te Amo Too

A life without toxicity is probably not something we could all achieve. But we all know how extremely important it is to reduce our exposure to toxins. They enter our bodies and corrode it from inside, damaging our systems, and preventing our bodies to self heal and correct. Regardless of wether we notice it or not, toxins can still hurt us.

Reducing exposure today is the first step to building health for tomorrow. We are susceptible to toxins from many areas that are outside of our control. So we need to do the best we can at what we can control, like the detergent we use to wash the clothes we wear on our skin all day long, and breathe in while doing laundry and days after its been washed.

Regular laundry detergents contain chemicals like sulfates, phenols, fragrances, petroleum and others. All of which have been linked to cancer, lung disease and other disturbances.

This is such a simple and easy step, and if I can do it, you can DIY

DIY Laundry Detergent | Te Amo Too

Ingredients

Directions

DIY Landry Detergent with Free Printable | Te Amo Too
1. Gather your ingredients.
DIY Landry Detergent with Free Printable | Te Amo Too
2. Grate soap bars by hand (using a grater) or in a food processor or blender.
DIY Landry Detergent with Free Printable | Te Amo Too
3. Pour all ingredients in a big container and stir.
DIY Landry Detergent with Free Printable | Te Amo Too
4. Use 2 tbsp to ¼ cup per load of laundry.

I have printed the label on a printable cotton canvas and then cut it. Since it already contains adhesive on it, I just placed it where I wanted on my glass jar.

You could also use Kristen’s Tutorial on how to print on a linen like fabric and use mounting tape, glue dots, or your hot glue gun to apply it to your container.

Click here to download the printable.

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14 Comments

  1. I’m interested that your recipe includes baking soda – is there a reason you need both baking and washing soda? I’m currently researching all kinds of options for making my own laundry detergent. Also, I’ve read on other sites that using grated bars of soap can leave spots of soap residue on clothing – have you encountered this at all?
    Thanks for the feedback!

    1. Hi Sarah, I am so sorry it took me so long to answer your comment. My family and I moved from South Carolina to Virginia and the transition took all of my time and energy! Baking soda and washing soda are two different things. Borax would actually be more similar do baking soda than washing soda. But I add a little bit of baking soda to the laundry detergent because it has some stain fighting power. Baking soda usually lightens the stain. I have not had any problems with soap residue on clothing, I don’t know if it is because I use Dr. Bronner’s Soap Bars and they are very mild, but I have not tried different ones. I hope this helps!

    1. Thank you so much Kristen. I really enjoyed the invitations you made for your Ella Claire. I know that’s an old post, but when you really like something you can’t forget! And I have a thing for invitations :) I really appreciate you stopping by and leaving a comment. I’m glad you enjoyed the post! Thank you!

  2. I have cleaning tips every Tuesday on my blog and I have a lot of DIY ideas, but I’ve steered clear of trying DIY laundry soap because all the recipes looked so intimidating. This looks nice and simple. Thanks for sharing. I’ll have to give it a try!

    1. Thank you Erin, let me know what you think whenever you try it out! I used to grate it by hand and that was time consuming. But once you make a big batch like this, you only need to do it maybe twice on three times a year. So it’s not sooo bad! I appreciate you stopping by and leaving me a comment. Thank you !!!

  3. Grateful that I found your site. I will try to make this one for home use and will definitely share this with my friends.
    Thanks for sharing your idea with us, Keep on sharing.

  4. I have always wanted to try homemade laundry detergent and your recipe looks easy to follow and is displayed so beautifully too.

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