How to Make All-Natural Laundry Detergent Pods
Keep chemicals out of your home with these homemade organic laundry detergent pods that work.
Aside from the high price tag, commercial laundry detergents are filled with harmful chemicals. Try our easy, DIY recipe to make your own organic laundry detergent using ingredients you most likely already have at home.
- 1 bar castile soap
- 1 cup washing soda
- 1/4 cup baking soda
- 1/4 cup Epsom salt
- 1/2 cup white vinegar
- 10 drops lemon essential oil
Grate soap in a food processor using the grating attachment or use a hand grater.
Mix It Up
Combine grated soap, washing soda and Epsom salt in a large bowl.
Note: To make your own washing soda, place a thin layer of baking soda in a pan and bake at 400 degrees F for 35-40 minutes, mixing halfway through. Be careful when removing from the oven as this can be an irritant to your eyes and throat.
Add white vinegar one tablespoon at a time until the mixture is clumpy.
Create Packed Pods
Tightly pack the mixture into an ice cube tray using your fingers. Let it dry for at least 24 hours.
Remove, Store + Use!
Remove the pods using a butter knife, and place them in an airtight container until laundry day. Use one pod for regular loads and two for bulky loads.