A friend of mine recently expressed interest in my laundry detergent recipe so I thought I would post it here, though I’m not suggesting you try to eat it. It may or may not taste like a dry citronella candle.
I’ve been using this detergent for about a year now and am loving it. The zote soap smells like citronella but the clean clothes do not. They just smell fresh. Perhaps that has something to do with the fact that I hang most of my laundry outside…
(I can’t remember where I got this recipe. Oops.)
1 lb 3 oz borax
14 oz washing soda
7 oz (half a bar) zote soap, very finely grated
1 pound baking soda
8 oz oxiclean (optional…I use it)
Mix everything together. Store in a closed container. Use 2 to 4 tablespoons per load of laundry, depending on the load size and how dirty everything is.
Yield: about 4 pounds…lasts me a few months