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Homemade Laundry Detergent (for sensitive skin): DIY

A simple recipe for homemade laundry detergent, created for sensitive skin. No harsh chemicals and it really works! Plus it's 90% cheaper than buying it!

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Mix up a batch of this homemade laundry detergent with just a few simple, frugal ingredients to keep your clothes clean and bright. Using goat milk soap makes this the perfect homemade laundry detergent for sensitive skin, and you get to choose the scent by mixing in your favorite essential oils.




1. Using a grater, grate your goat milk soap until you have 1 cup of soap shreds. To save time, grate the entire bar and store excess shreds in a container with a lid.
2. In a container with a lid, combine all ingredients. Seal well and shake vigorously until all the ingredients are well combined. Be careful when opening the container as small dust-like particles of the ingredients will become airborne.


  • Safety Precaution: Although safe for external use, Borax should not be inhaled. Therefore it is best to use either a mask or some sort of protective barrier over your mouth and nose when handling it and opening the container for the first time.
  • Also, as a precaution, use protective gloves if you have cuts or open wounds on your hands.
  • Use one tablespoon for light loads, and two tablespoons for heavy loads. This recipe makes enough for 40 tablespoons, which lasts my family approximately one month.
  • For essential oils, my favorite company is Plant Therapy. You can find their shop here.

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