You Can Make DIY Laundry Detergent And Reusable Dryer Sheets At Home

With no funky chemicals involved!

Laundry Detergent Pods


1 bar pure castile soap

2½ cups washing soda (also known as Soda Ash or Laundry Soda - you can find it in the cleaning aisle of most major grocery stores)

1 cup distilled white vinegar

Essential oil of your preference (only if not using a scented castile soap)

2 ice cube trays

Box grater or blender/food processor


1. Grate the castile soap using a box grater. You can also cut it into chunks and blend in a food processor.

2. In a large bowl, add soap, washing soda, vinegar and 10-15 drops of essential oil (if using). 3. Stir immediately until combined and chunks begin to form. Add a little more vinegar if necessary. (Avoid touching the mixture directly with your hands, as it can dry out your skin.)

4. Spoon mixture into ice cube trays and pack down tightly with the back of the spoon.

5. Let sit to dry overnight.

6. Use one pod per load of laundry in both regular and HE washing machines.


Reusable Dryer Sheets


Used dish towels or scraps of cotton cloth (whatever you have lying around!)

1 cup distilled white vinegar

15-20 drops essential oil of your preference


Sealable container


1. Cut the towels into squares, about the size of your outstretched hand. Fold in thirds.

2. In a sealable container, add the vinegar and essential oil, then simply place your folded towels in so that one end of each touches the vinegar. They will automatically begin to soak up the mixture.

3. Keep the container sealed and simply select a towel or two to add to your dryer for each load.

4. When the container dries up and the towels have been used, simply add more vinegar and essential oil and put the towels back in!

Here's a video showing you how to make them:

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