This laundry detergent changed my life!
I had to really test it out before I wrote this blog because I wanted to make sure my creation worked!
I’ve had read in a few places that people have used the Thieves Household Cleaner by Young Living as an ingredient in a toxic free laundry detergent formula. I decided it was my turn to give it a whirl.
So how did it work?
I am INCREDIBLY impressed. We cloth diaper for numerous reasons, and I decided what better way to test this homemade detergent out than on my toddler’s cloth diapers. I know, it’s a brutal test, but it had to be done.
They were cleaner than ever before! No residue, no staining, I am incredibly shocked! I am also incredibly excited because now I know 100% what is going all over my clothes and onto our children’s bodies. I know 100% certain there is no added junk and chemicals. What else do I know? I know that the price point is way more within my range of wanted to pay than any laundry detergent I can buy at the store.
So how did I make it?
Don’t worry, I will share the recipe with you. It is too good to hold it into myself! Everyone needs to be washing their clothes in this!
What do you need?
A glass container to store it in
This recipe makes a 2-gallon recipe. I got a glass jar with a dispenser on it at Walmart for 12$ (and it was super cute, check it out here) to hold the detergent in.
Here is the how to!
Take 1 cup of washing soda and pour into the container. Add 14 cups (roughly) of HOT water. After it is added into the container stir up the mixture until you see the washing soda is dissolved completely.
Next I added in the baking soda. I used 2 cups of baking soda to make sure it is fighting those grimy stains. Now I fill the container almost ALL the way up with some more HOT water. Stir that baby up so it is all nice and dissolved!
Once I got it all dissolved and mixed together I added 1 full cup of castile soap. I stirred it gently together.
Then I added in a half cup of Thieves Household Cleaner to the mixture and lightly stirred it up.
There you have it. It will have a very liquid consistency the first day (I still used it right away on the diapers and it worked wonders!), the next day it will thicken up a bit.
I am in love with it!
What is the cost of this?
There are two ways you can get your Thieves Household Cleaner. For cost purposes, I always suggest getting the membership to save ample amounts of money. If you purchase the Thieves Premium Starter Kit then a 14.4 oz bottle comes with it!
To make this 2-gallon batch of laundry detergent you will use $6.24 in Thieves cleaner if you buy the wholesale 14.4oz bottle and $5.48 if you purchase the 64oz bottle at whole sale.
I paid roughly 4$ for the washing soda and 3$ for my baking soda. I still have a ton leftover to make a few more batches of detergent. Calculating it out it cost me about 50 cents (if that) in baking soda and $1.30 in washing soda. Castile Soap I used $3.52 (I use Bonners Castile Soap I found at Target).
So what is that added up?
Well, I used the 14.4 oz bottle of thieves and that brought my grand total for this all natural soap at $11.56! If I were to get the larger Thieves cleaner it would have cost me $10.80 to make!
If you can find me 2 GALLONS of an all natural laundry detergent that you are FOR SURE has no chemicals and additives in it for that price. Well, I would be beyond shocked.
If you are looking to completely get rid of those toxins, pair this detergent with ditching those dryer sheets. You can snag some organic wool dryer balls on amazon, we add a few drops of some of our favorite essential oils onto the dry ball and toss them in with the clothes.
Great thing about this alternative is that it ditches those chemicals and it cuts down on drying time! Which also means, you may see that correlation on your gas or electric bill. I know I am thankful for that!
If you are not super into DIY laundry detergent and you would rather just purchase a toxic free alternative, don’t worry, Young Living has you in mind too. They have Thieves laundry detergent that you can purchase already made.
If you have any questions about what all of this even is, don’t hesitate to shoot me an email over on the CONTACT page!