Diva’s DIY Instructional Video
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Homemade Laundry Detergent Pods (https://thekrazycouponlady.com/tips/at-home/make-laundry-detergent-pods-save)
I’ve been doing laundry, professionally, for almost 8 years and I am always looking for ways to save money and use more natural products in my work.
Like most of you, I don’t have a lot of time to waste on products that don’t work and won’t get my laundry clean, but I discovered this recipe for laundry detergent pods that is made with more natural ingredients; most you can find in your own cupboard. Many of them I use, regularly in pretreating or boosting laundry with traditional laundry detergents, so I know that they work for getting clothes clean. The great thing about this pods recipe is that it takes less than an hour to prep the ingredients and make the pods.
If you have to go out and purchase the ingredients to make your own pods, compared to buying a batch of big name pods or regular laundry detergent, you will still save pennies on the dollar making your own detergent. You will get more detergent and you will save more money. Who doesn’t like to save money? Those extra pennies keep me in hats, shoes, and wigs.
So, let’s get started:
You’re going to need-
flat sheet pan or cookie sheet
rounded 1 Tbsp measuring spoon
stirring spoon or fork
1 1/2 cups washing soda
1/2 cup laundry soap bar, grated
2 Tbsp Epsom salt
3 Tbsp hydrogen peroxide
1/4 cup and 2 Tbsp white vinegar, separated
15-20 drops of essential oil such as lavender for fragrance (This is optional)
We’ll start with the dry ingredients, so we have to use the grater and the laundry soap bar to make soap flakes. We need just a half a cup. I grate this inside the bowl, that way flakes don’t get everywhere.
Then, I’ll add the washing soda. One and a half cups. By the way, this is the most expensive item on your shopping list. Everything else we are using, today can be found at the dollar store or found for less than a couple of bucks at the grocery store.
Next, I’ll add 2 Tablespoons of Epsom salt and the 3 Tablespoons of hydrogen peroxide and then I’ll stir all these ingredients together. I’ll bust up the lumps in the process.
Now we will add the quarter cup of vinegar and 15 to 20 drops of doTerra Essential Oil. Today, we are going to use Lavender, today, but you can use any fragrance your prefer such as Red Mandarin or Lemon; whatever you like, and then stir them all together. It should have a sandy texture but will clump up when you press it. This mixture already smells pretty good so if you have allergies, you don’t have to add any fragrance to complete this recipe.
The next to the last step is using the measuring spoon to make the soap into little balls and place them on the cookie sheet with parchment paper. You should get about 28 balls per batch and each ball or pod will be good for one load of laundry.
Once you have all the little balls laid out (make sure you leave plenty of space between each mound), we are going to spray them down with a mixture of 2 Tablespoons of vinegar and 2 Tablespoons of water in a spray bottle, until the bottle is empty.
Then, to finish, you just let them sit for eight hours to dry and set. When they are done you can store them in a plastic baggy or a jar.
Easy-Peasy! Plus, they smell great and they will make your laundry smell nice, but the aroma won’t be overpowering (people won’t smell you coming).
Use one pod per regular load. A laundry basket holds about two loads, so if you throw that all in one washer, use two pods and so on.
I’m hosting another class on Thursday, where I’ll teach you how to make fabric softener using doTerra Essential Oils and on Saturday we’ll learn how to make a pretreater stick.
You can contact me on Facebook for more information and schedule a one on one to learn more holistic laundry tips and how you can use doTerra Essential Oils for personal wellness and for all of your household cleaning projects.
Thank you for attending my first Holistic Laundry Course! See you soon!