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Homemade Laundry Detergent with Tea Tree + Rosemary | HelloGlow.co
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Laundry Detergent

Homemade laundry detergent with big stain-fighting power.
Prep Time15 mins
Total Time15 mins
Course: Home
Cuisine: Cleaning
Keyword: laundry, soap
Yield: 72 loads
Author: Lindsey Johnson
Cost: $10

Equipment

  • Food processor
  • Airtight jar with lid

Materials

Instructions

  • Working in batches, if needed, pulse the ingredients in a food processor or blender until combined. There will still be flecks of the Fels-Naptha visible.
    Homemade Laundry Detergent with Tea Tree + Rosemary | HelloGlow.co
  • Place in an airtight jar.
    Homemade Laundry Detergent with Tea Tree + Rosemary | HelloGlow.co

Notes

To use - for regular loads use 1 tablespoon. For dirtier or larger loads, use 2 tablespoons.
For top loading - fill washer partially with water and add the detergent so it has a chance to dissolve. Add clothes and let washer fill up with water. For front loading - place 1 tablespoon in detergent compartment
To make into a liquid detergent - dissolve 1 tablespoon of powder in 1 cup hot water. Source: adapted from several sources including DIY Natural and Mother Earth News. For a big batch of liquid detergent mix the powder with 2 gallons plus 1 quart hot water in a 5 gallon bucket. Use 1 cup per load. The liquid will solidify and be more scoopable than pourable.