Did you run out of your store purchased detergent to wash your clothes? Well, worry no more, for you can make your own detergent from the comfort of your home. In fact, you are never better served than by yourself with your economical, natural, and effective, homemade laundry detergent that will leave your clothes smelling good and clean.
Here are two ways to make your laundry detergent at home:
There is a liquid and powder version; choose the one that suits you better.
Homemade liquid detergent recipe
For 1 L of detergent, you need:
- 1 liter of water
- 50 grams of Marseille soap flakes
- 1 tablespoon baking soda
- a few drops of natural aromatic extracts or natural fragrance (optional)
- It is essential to use real Marseille soap, made according to the rules of the art, in the cauldron. It should be at least 72% vegetable oil, with no palm oil or added glycerin.
- Boil the water, then remove it from the heat.
- Melt the Marseille soap flakes in boiling water.
- Add the tablespoon of baking soda and mix.
Leave the preparation to cool, then add 10 to 15 drops of aromatic extracts or the fragrance. Adding perfume is optional; you can fully appreciate the excellent smell of Marseille soap.
Pour the preparation into an old detergent can or a glass bottle.
If you are a fan of homemade laundry, you have surely already faced a major problem: your liquid laundry soap becomes ticker. Indeed, as it cools, it becomes more compact and thicker. This is completely normal; You can always blend it for a few minutes before transferring it to your container using a funnel.
Homemade washing powder recipe
It’s almost the same recipe! You need:
- 200 grams of real Marseille soap flakes
- 30 grams of soda crystals
- 20 grams of sodium bicarbonate
- A few drops of natural aromatic extracts or natural fragrances to perfume your laundry.
- Mix all the ingredients to obtain an excellent and homogeneous powder.
- Add the essential oil and pour it into a hermetically sealed glass container.
Although it is a natural detergent, it can be a bit irritating to the nose, so avoid over-inhaling it. however, don’t worry; this naturally made soap will take care of all your sensitive skin issues no matter what.
In terms of dosage, add 1 tablespoon for moderately soiled laundry. 2 spoons for heavily soiled laundry.
Regarding fabric softener, there is no need to bother yourself. Pour white vinegar into the compartment provided for this purpose, and you’re done.