Let’s be honest, who really enjoys doing laundry? Not me. It’s like the never-ending job. As soon as you are done there’s more to do. But, it has to be done. I’ve already talked about one of my favorite all natural laundry options: Soap nuts, but today I want to give you another. Homemade Borax-free laundry detergent. It’s simple to make, simple to use, and you don’t need to worry about nasty chemicals.
Why Borax-Free Laundry Detergent?
As I mentioned in this post, there’s quite a bit of controversy around Borax as a safe all-natural ingredient. I’ve made laundry detergent before using Borax, and it worked great. And while I’m more concerned about the residue that might be left on my dishes from the Borax, I feel pretty okay using it on my laundry. But still, if we can make a good detergent without it than why not? Better safe than sorry, right?
This laundry detergent recipe will help keep your clothes soft without toxic fabric softeners (thanks to the salt and baking soda). It will clean, freshen, and keep your family smiling. And if you need a little whitening boost, be sure to check out my homemade bleach.
Borax Free Laundry Detergent
Mix ingredients thoroughly. Store in airtight container.
Add 1-2 Tbs. of detergent to each load.
*If you live in a high moisture environment, you may need to place a desiccant with your mixture to prevent clumping. You can find the recipe for that here.
Want more toxic-free recipes? Check this out!
NOTE: Due to an never-ending cesspool of spam, I have made the tough decision to close comments 14 days after the original posting of all posts. Sorry to anyone left out of the conversation. I just needed to spend less time monitoring spam and more time with my kids. Best wishes, Robin!