Make Your Own: Laundry Detergent!

Laundry Detergent Infographic - Magic Pixies

We previously shared with you our favourite Easy Eco-Friendly Swaps for Laundry Products, which also included the option of making your own.
This is an easy recipe for making your own homemade solution – see the graphic above for details or read below…

1 cup Bicarbonate of Soda
2 cups of Borax Substitute
2 cups of Washing soda / Soda Crystals*
1 bar of grated Castile soap (scented is fine)
20+10 drops of essential oil (Lemon & Clove for Citrus soap, Eucalyptus & Citrus for Eucalyptus soap, Lavender & Peppermint for Lavender soap)
* You can also make your own washing soda by cooking Bicarb in the oven- just place the amount of Bicarb you wish to crystallise in an oven proof dish, and bake in the oven on 200C degrees for about 30-60mins, remove from the oven and let it cool before use!!
Combine all ingredients and store in an airtight container, this mixture will last you 40 washes if you use 2 tablespoons per wash.
For stubborn stains, you may wish to use Oxygen Bleach Paste:

Combine 1:1 ration of Hydrogen Peroxide and Washing soda / Soda crystals. Mix well into paste, add a little water before adding this to your washing machine.

For fabric conditioner, just use white (distilled) vinegar!

If you decide to use this recipe, make sure to take some photos and tag us on Social Media! @MagicPixiesEco.