Green, Hypoallergenic, Recipe for Laundry Detergent – Easy and Cheap
Here is my simple recipe for hypoallergenic homemade laundry detergent! I’ve always had very sensitive skin and, over the years as I totally removed chemical and commercial cleaning products from my home, I’ve also developed a super sensitive nose. Laundry detergent was my first real green plunge into homemade household products (back in 2013) and my liquid laundry soap recipe still works great but, honestly, I’ve gotten a lot more lazy over the years lol.
I’ve found this whole moving into natural homemade products requires baby steps. I always used liquid detergents so the transition for me just made it easier to go with a liquid initially.
But I got to wondering if my liquid detergent recipe wouldn’t work just as well in its powder form – thus eliminating basically ALL the time it took to make it and LOTS of storage! I would be going from four 1 gallon jugs to one little container.
NOTE: I have a High Efficiency (HE) washer and dryer combination machine that both washes and dries all of my clothes. In the manual it says that I need to use detergent specifically made for HE machines. I did a little research and pretty much ANY homemade detergent will work great in HE machines! The reason being that they all produce very little suds.
When it comes to cost in this recipe it hinges a lot on what kind of bar of soap you use. In the last batch I made I actually used two VERY expensive homemade organic shampoo bars I had purchased at a festival this last summer. Because of my hard water shampoo bars DO NOT work for my hair – BUMMER.
So I used them in my last batch of laundry soap.