• Jessica Dol

Laundry and Dishes

I have four ingredients that I always have on hand to make two detergent recipes most used in my home.

Dishwasher detergent and laundry soap.

The four ingredients are:

Washing Soda


Citric Acid

Kosher Salt

You can grab any of these ingredients at your local Hardware store or Online.

It's a frugal and healthy move for you to use these two recipes.

I make dishwasher tablets and store them in tupprware underneath to the sink for an easy grab.


1 Cup Washing Soda

1 Cup Borax

1 Cup Citric Acid

1/2 Cup Kosher Salt

Add essential oils if you like. I add 10 drops Grapefruit and 10 drops of lemon.

Mix all ingredients into a bowl together. Lightly spritz mixture with water, but not too quickly as it may start to fizz.

When it clumps up in your hands, press into silicone milds or 1 TBSP tabs and let dry for 24 hours. Place in airtight container.

Powder Laundry Detergent

1 Cup Washing Soda

1 Cup Borax

Any essential oils you would like to add - I add 15 drops of lavender and 15 drops of Cedarwood. But, somtimes, for energy I throw in some eucalyptus.

1 - 2 TBSP for HE Washers

3 TBSP for Regular Washers

I also like to use wool dryer balls. I add Lavender and Cedarwood essential oil for bed linens. It's such a great smell.

If you don't feel safe using Borax you can just cut it out of the recipes. I use it because it helps with stubborn stains. If I run out of Borax - I just use Washing Soda with essential oils for both recipes.

Happy Cleaning and 'Til next time.


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