Lemony Lavender DIY Homemade Laundry Soap Recipe

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When you’re trying to live a more natural lifestyle, cleaning products is an area than you can make big changes! In this post, I’ll share a recipe for homemade laundry soap. I’m using lavender and lemon essential oils as a fragrance in this laundry soap. You can adjust the scent to your preference or leave it unscented, if preferred.

This is also less expensive to make than buying traditional laundry detergent, so you’ll see a savings in your monthly budget!

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Laundry Soap Recipe

Homemade Lemony Lavender Laundry Soap Ingredients

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• 1 bar of Dr. Bronner’s lavender hand soap
• 1 cup washing powder (This is found on the laundry aisle of the grocery store)
• 1 cup baking soda
• 1/2 cup citric acid
• 1/2 cup laundry scent booster granules
• 10-20 drops lavender essential oil
• 10-20 drops lemon essential oil
• 1-2 tablespoons white vinegar
• Airtight container

Homemade Lemony Lavender Laundry Soap Recipe and Instructions

Steps 1-4: Using a cheese grater, grate one bar of soap into a large bowl. Add washing powder, baking soda and citric acid to bowl.

Steps 5-6: Add laundry booster granules. Mix everything together thoroughly.

Steps 7-8: Add essential oils. I like lavender and lemon, but you can personalize your own scent!

Steps 9-10: Add 1 tablespoon of vinegar. Don’t be surprised if it starts to fizz a bit. That is just the vinegar naturally reacting with the baking soda. Mix into the soap mixture. The vinegar helps soften your clothes. If it doesn’t get wet enough, you can add more than 1 tablespoon, but I don’t recommend adding more than 2.

Step 11: Add mixture to an airtight container. Use 1/4 cup per load.

I’d love to hear your favorite homemade laundry soap recipes. Share them in the comments!

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Laundry Soap Recipe

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2 thoughts on “Lemony Lavender DIY Homemade Laundry Soap Recipe”

  1. Before the internet, and Pinterest, lol, I had no idea how much household necessities could be made at home. This sounds like a very doable DIY.

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