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Simple DIY Laundry Detergent


•  I use lavender or orange essential oils because they're my favorites, but



   the list is endless.  Just make sure that you use the real essential oil.
















































  Storage jars in many sizes like the 1 gallon Anchor Hocking one shown above


    have many uses for your laundry room.

•  I like to use a pipette (shown in the foreground in the image below) to add



   the oil to the mix. 













































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About the Ingredients

•  Baking soda-Most people are familiar with this workhorse.  It's a natural for



   cleaning and deodorizing.

•  Washing soda-Gives a great boost to any cleaning product.

•  Epsom salts-Not only helps soften clothes, but also reduces static cling and



   helps to remove stains.  It also helps to reduce soap scum in your washer,


•  Kosher, white or sea salt-Keeps colors bright and from fading.

•  Essential oil-Each oil has it's attributes-lavender promotes calm, relaxation,



   and better sleep.

•  Moisture absorbing packs-I like the food grade packs because they keep



   the ingredients from clumping and I can use them in so many other things.










Simple DIY Laundry Detergent







•  1½ cups baking soda (sodium bicarbonate)

•  1½ cups washing soda (sodium carbonate & water)

•  ½ cup Epsom salts (magnesium sulfate)

•  ¼ cup kosher or white sea salt


•  10 to 20 drops of essential oil (lavender or orange ?)


•  Moisture absorbing packs (optional but good to use)


In a large bowl, mix all of the dry ingredients together, then the



essential oil, stirring constantly as you do. 




Mix again until thoroughly mixed, (I like to use a whisk).  Pour into



jar of choice and seal, using the moisture absorbing packs if you



have them.




Use 2 tablespoons for an average load.







*The packs I am suggesting are food grade so they have multiple uses.

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