This homemade laundry detergent recipe from Biome [biome.com.au] is 100% natural, free from synthetics, and has antifungal, antibacterial and antiseptic properties. Here’s how to make your own!
- 1 cup coconut soap flakes
- 1/2 cup bicarb
- 1/2 cup oxygen bleach
- 1/2 cup washing soda
- 20 drops essential oils of choice (optional)
Place all the dry ingredients in a blender or small electric coffee grinder. Blend on high for one minute to ensure all ingredients are combined into a powder.
Add essential oils and blend to combine if desired.
Store in a sealed glass jar out of sunlight.
How to use
Put 2-3 tablespoons of the homemade laundry detergent in your washing machine dispenser, or in a tub of water to hand wash.
If hand washing, use warm or cold water and let the mixture dissolve completely before adding clothes.
Safe for front and top loading machines. Dissolve first if using in a top loading machine.
Warning: Do not inhale.
Here’s what Biome has used and why:
Coconut soap flakes are freshly grated from 100% pure coconut soap, so its antibacterial and antifungal properties mean your clothes will get a thorough clean.
Bicarb (bicarbonate of soda) is a natural deodoriser, making it powerful on smelly washing. It also has antifungal, antibacterial and antiseptic properties.
Oxygen bleach is a natural alternative to chlorine bleach – it brightens clothes, removes stains, is great for colours, and all without the harsh synthetics. It also disinfects clothing from household bacteria.
Washing soda acts as a natural laundry detergent and softens water, making the soap and sudsing more effective.