Have you seen the price of laundry detergent lately? And don’t even start on the dryer sheets, scent boosters, stain removers, bleach and other laundry products. If you have heaps of laundry to do but don’t want to break the bank, check out these homemade laundry recipes. From pre-treaters, to the washer, to the dryer, you’ll find it here!
Homemade Laundry Products
Homemade Laundry Detergent does not need to be daunting!! You can make your own!!
If you like your detergent to pack a lot of power and scent, try this detergent recipe using OxyClean and scented crystals.
Concerned about using borax? Make a borax-free detergent that’s just as effective.
Here’s a no-grate liquid laundry detergent recipe for those who don’t have the time or inclination to grate soap and cook it on the stove.
For a homemade liquid detergent that’s also free of borax and soaps that leave residue, try using soap nuts.
The Eco Friendly Family also has a cloth diaper detergent that you have to check out if you’re a cloth diaper fan.
Love the convenience of detergent pods? There’s a recipe for that, too!
Make your own fragrance enhancer with epsom salts and your favorite essential oils.
Who knew homemade fabric softener was so simple? All you need is water, conditioner and vinegar. Add essential oils if you’d like an extra scent boost.
DIY Laundry Recipes
Another all natural fabric softener uses only baking soda, vinegar and water if you prefer your laundry to be scent-free.
For an alternative to dryer sheets, try homemade wool dryer balls. They’re said to shorten drying time and soften you’re laundry, plus, they’re super easy to make.
Reusable dryer sheets are such a bargain. Vinegar adds softness while essential oils provide a pleasant scent.
For tough stains, you need to have a homemade laundry stain remover on hand.
You can make your own homemade “oxyclean” to boost the power of your homemade detergents.
Even “bleach” can be made at home using hydrogen peroxide, lemon juice, essential oils and water.
And if you want to make your own bleach gel pens, you totally can. This recipe uses regular household bleach, but you may be able to substitute a few tablespoons of the homemade bleach above to get the same results.