Tuesday, May 10, 2016
Homemade Laundry Detergent
I have mentioned in past blogs about my homemade laundry detergent. Well today was mixing day after over a year !!! This batch I mixed should last me a year if not longer again.
1 box of borax
1 box baking soda
1 box super washing suds
1 container of oxi clean ( use oxi clean free)
I have a large bucket that I mix in:
This was an old chlorine container that I cleaned and now use to mix in. I dump all 4 containers into this bucket and mix. Tada. If you do not have this big of a bucket mix equal parts in your container. Use 1 tablespoon per load. And this can be used in HE washers.
This has been the best detergent I have ever found. All others we react to. Nobody in my house reacts to this one. I never even switched for Colton when he was a baby. I used the same.
A lot of people wash one persons laundry in one ting and another in a different. What I learned from my years of experience with sensitive skin, if it is used in the washer it leaves a residue so the next load still has this detergent on it.
When I was about Bailey's age my dermatologist and got the official no scent no dye diagnosis. So Mom bought the scent free dye free detergent. Stopped using downy on my clothes. I started to use Basis soap and vanicream lotion. She washed my laundry in only All Free. NO downy and no dryer sheets. She washed her and dads laundry in tide and downy. We returned to the doctor and there was no improvement. So mom told her what she did. The dr said there is your problem. EVERYONE must change detergent. Not just her clothes. There will always be a residual from your detergent in the machine. You have to change everyone over.
So home we go and mom made the switch. since then no issues whatsoever. So when someone tells me I wash mine in this and I was theirs in that because of allergies I explain this to them. I hope this helps others that read this as well ;)
If you are the person who has to have a scent you can do so by adding essential oils as well to your laundry routine