I love making Dr. Bronner’s Laundry Detergent.
It all started in 2009 when I was pregnant with Gabriel and I was in hyper-nesting mode. By golly, when I had that baby I was NOT going to run out of laundry detergent. And every time I used up one of my 10-15 bottles of laundry detergent I would almost panic and look for deals on the internet so I could get more.
Everything changed when I watched a Duggar Episode, jaw to the floor, as they explained how they make their laundry detergent at home in industrial sized tubs (because, of course, they do a crap ton of laundry).
I thought that was pretty cool, however, I never attempted it because I wasn’t into having a slop bucket of laundry detergent hanging around my house. The slop factor turned me off. I have to keep up appearances, people!
Almost a year after Gabriel was born I was at a friend’s home and a mutual friend mentioned how she made her laundry detergent, but instead of using that stinky Felsnapthacrap soap that smells so strong, she uses Dr. Bronner’s delicious smelling castile soaps.
I REALLY love this laundry detergent. It works well and smells really good.
The Dr. Bronner’s soap does cost a little bit more, but the laundry detergent is still significantly cheaper than the typical store bought brand.
Here’s how I make my Bronner’s laundry detergent.
DIY Dr. Bronner’s Laundry Detergent
1 cup of 20 Mule Team Borax, Natural Laundry Booster
1 cup of Arm & Hammer Washing Soda
1 bar of your favorite Dr. Bronner’s Castile Magic Soap, finely shredded
Instructions: Mix ingredients in a bowl and store in a glass jar.
Directions: For every load of laundry I use around 2 TBS of laundry detergent.
DIY Dr. Bronner’s Laundry Detergetnt FAQ’s
*I shred the soap using the fine side of a cheese grater, or a zester.
*Yes, the finished product looks a bit like butter and sugar mixed together.
*I store my soap in a glass container that has a lid.
*When I scoop out laundry detergent I try to make sure I get a good mixture of the white powder and the shredded soap.
*This soap isn’t going to sud. Sudsing doesn’t get your clothes clean, it’s the ingredients that do the work. Trust me!