I love how easy this was to make and I love the results when using it, however, after a few weeks all of the borax and washing soda seemed to have undissolved and clumped together. I use a drink dispenser to dispense this and have noticed I have to stir it all back together before using it but the other day it had all clumped together so much that it was almost a goopy mixture. I put it on the stove in a pot and brought it to a boil to redissolve the flakes which has helped but I’m sure it’ll happen again.
A big pile of laundry waiting to hit the washing machine doesn’t just inspire dread; doing all those loads starts to add up on the pocketbook, as well. With some premium liquid laundry detergents topping out around $10 for 12 ounces, tossing down the cash to keep those jugs full gets expensive. For the same cost of one container of store-purchased detergent, you can pick up the all-natural ingredients needed to make gallons and gallons of laundry detergent that costs pennies per load. And you can personalize this eco cleaning concoction with essential oils, leaving your clothes fresh and wonderfully clean.
You’ll need: empty gallon jug, 1/2 cup Arm & Hammer super washing soda, 1/4 cup Borax, 1 cup boiling water, 1 tablespoon castile soap, 1/4 cup distilled white vinegar, hot water, essential oils (optional), large mixing bowl, whisk, spouted measuring cup or funnel.
Mix all ingredients in a large mixing bowl then pour the resulted liquid in a gallon jug. Your liquid laundry detergent is now ready to use.