DIY Laundry Detergent

There are days when I feel crafty and other days I just need super easy solutions. I was feeling a little crafty so I tackled a DIY project for my mom & me to make our own DIY laundry detergent.

Mike and I are currently renovating our house so we are staying with my parents. We are so lucky and blessed because we get to eat dinner with our family every night. My mom is baking Mike muffins every time he finishes a batch and they are spoiling our dogs. They may or may not be getting treats to lure them inside if they are causing a ruckus!

If you’re here you may be looking for more “green cleaning” products to incorporate into your life. Or you are intentional with your spending. Here are 2 recipes you can try if you want to make your own DIY laundry detergent.

DIY Laundry Detergent Recipe

  • 1 Cup of Washing Soda 
  • 1/2 Cup of Borax 
  • 2 Caps of dōTERRA OnGuard Cleaner Concentrate 
  • 10-15 Drops of dōTERRA Lemon and/or Wild Orange Essential Oil 
  • Water
Instructions: 
  1. Mix the borax & washing soda in a mixing bowl. 
  2. Add 2 cups of hot water and whisk the borax and washing soda together. 
  3. Add 2 caps of cleaner concentrate and whisk in.
  4. Divide the mixture evenly among 2 empty laundry detergent containers. 
  5. Add 10 – 15 drops of each essential oil to each container. 
  6. Shake well before using. 
DIY Laundry Detergent

What You'll Need To Purchase

Simply-Clean-Washing-Soda
Mule-Team-Borax-Powder
dōTERRA Lemon Essential Oil

If you just don’t have the time to be crafty you could purchase the pre-made dōTERRA OnGuard Laundry Detergent or the newer Abode Laundry Pods. 

The Detergent & the Pods usually lasts us about a month using it for 2-3 loads a weekend.

One of the reasons why I became interested in making my own laundry detergent is because I’ve always had issues with mainstream store-bought products. And while there are great options out there with less toxic ingredients they are quite pricey!

Switching over to cleaner products made the world of a difference in my health. Gone are the days of itchy skin from the standard detergents on the market. And now I’m able to save money by making my own!

dōTERRA Pre-Made Laundry Products

dōTERRA Abode Laundry Pods

6 thoughts on “DIY Laundry Detergent

  1. 2 caps of the concentrate for 64 oz doesn’t seem like enough, what about 1/2 cup?

  2. Thank you! I’m going to give this a try. Do you have to shake it every time you use it (do the ingredients settle or does it stay pretty well mixed)?

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