Real Momma Inexpensive and Green Laundry Detergent


In honor of Earth Day I decided to share one of my latest green recipes!!  I am new to the whole green scene and trying out recipes but after I saw how much money you can save by making your own cleaning products I was hooked!

Inexpensive and Green Laundry Detergent Recipe

So you can get most of the items at your local supermarket or online.  For Canadian I recommend searching because Amazon doesn't seem to have a wide range of products like the US site offers.  So for everyone else I recommend Amazon!  The recipe I made fills a regular size laundry detergent bottle, this one was about 2L.

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Real Momma Cheap and Green Laundry Detergent

Real Momma Inexpensive and Green Laundry Detergent
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Do It Yourself has never been easier!
Author: Real Momma
Recipe type: Laundry Detergent
  • 2T Super Washing Soda
  • 2T Borax
  • 2L water
  • 3T Castile Soap, I use scented (do not add right away it will cause bubble overflow)
  1. Grab a bowl or pitcher big enough to hold 2L, add your washing sode and borax and a little hot water, stir to combine.
  2. Once the soda and borax and completely dissolved fill bowl with remaining water to make 2L.
  3. Add your castile soap, stir to combine and pour into your detergent bottle!
You can use unscented castile soap if you prefer and either add essential oils or leave it unscented, its your laundry detergent make it the way you want it!
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Serving size: 2L

I use the same amount of soap as I did with the regular detergent, it works great in my HE machine!  I calculated how much making my own detergent cost and the break down is:

  • [amazon_link id=”B0029XNTEU” target=”_blank” container=”” container_class=”” ]Super Washing Soda[/amazon_link], I paid $10 for the box so 2T would cost about .16 cents
  • [amazon_link id=”B000R4LONQ” target=”_blank” container=”” container_class=”” ]Borax[/amazon_link], I paid $10 as well so the cost is .16 cents
  • [amazon_link id=”B000HK1ON0″ target=”_blank” container=”” container_class=”” ]Castile Soap[/amazon_link] (I purchased smaller to try out the different scents) I ended up paying $3.69 for a small bottle so my total cost of what I used is about  $1.50
  • Water – from the tap!
  • Detergent Bottle – reused

TOTAL COST – $1.85

I don't know about you but for me the couple minutes it took to mix it up was well worth it!  If you purchased the castile soap in a larger quantity your cost would go down a lot and you would probably be around $1-1.25!

Let me know if you try it out and what you think about it!

Happy Earth Day 🙂

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