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Laundry Detergent

Did you know it was this easy to make your own laundry soap?  This is a great, simple chemical-free recipe that works really well!


  • 2 cups washing soda (NOT baking soda, found in the detergent isle)
  • 2 cups borax (found in the detergent isle)
  • 1 bar Zote pink soap, grated  with a cheese grater (found in the detergent isle)
  • 25 drops of your favorite essential oil or blend


  1. Mix washing soda, borax, and grated castile soap together.
  2. Add essential oil and stir well to incorporate throughout the mixture.
  3. Use between 1/8 cup and 1/4 cup per load, depending on how dirty the clothes are

*recommended essential oils: Lavender, Purify Cleansing Blend, Lemon, or On Guard Protective Blend

-  OR - try this recipe (This one makes a lot, which is great for families that go through a lot of laundry!)

  • 1 box Borax (~ 4 pound)
  • 1 box washing soda (~ 3.7 pound)
  • 2 Zote pink soap, grated
  • 5 pounds baking soda (warehouse stores, such as Costco or Sams Club)
  • 40-50 drops of your favorite essential oils or blends

Mix in a large bowl until well combined, store in a container with lid, use about 1/8 cup per load


  • For additional cleanliness in your laundry by adding 5 drops of Melaleuca or Protective Blend to your wash cycle.