Since I wrote a ridiculously long post about making soap, I figured I should follow up with my laundry detergent recipe.
1 bar of homemade soap
1 cup washing soda
1 cup Borax
Grate the soap on a microplane grater/zester. Pour grated soap into desired lidded container such as a repurposed plastic container or mason jar. Add washing soda and Borax. Place lid on container and shake to mix. Easy Peasy.
I use 2 tablespoons of laundry powder for each load of laundry and typically I also add 1 tbsp of Oxyclean. For brightness, softness and odor removal I pour 1/4 to 1/2 cup of vinegar in the liquid fabric softener dispenser on my machine. Vinegar is like magic.
Another source of magic is the sun. Yes, the sun. I can lay out the most stained cloth diapers you’ve ever seen and the sun will take the stains right away. More magic I tell you. I’m thinking my towels need a little time in the sun too.