Laundry detergent & cloth wipes recipie

Laundry detergent & cloth wipes recipie

Cloth wipes solution
  • 2 cups of water
  • 2 tablespoons of olive oil, almond oil or coconut oil
  • 2 tablespoons of your favorite natural baby wash
  • 2 drops of tea tree oil
  • 2-4 drops of lavender essential oil

Use in a disposable wipe box with pre-folded cloth wipes or put in a spray bottle to easily apply to a dry wipe or wash cloth as needed.  I prefer the spray bottle method so I can use sparingly for small messes and spray right onto the bum for bigger messes.

Laundry detergent
  • 5 gallons of water
  • 1 bar of un-scented soap i.e. ivory or dove
  • 1 cup of arm & hammer washing soda
  • 1/2 cup of Borax

Fill a 5 gallon container with water and mix in the washing soda and borax.  Shred a bar of soap into small pieces and melt in a pot with a small amount of water on the stove.  Pour melted soap into the solution and stir well. Let the solution gel overnight.  Mix well and using a funnel pour solution into an empty laundry detergent container.  Shake well before each use and use 1 Cup per load.  This recipe is suitable for HE front load washing machines.

For mother’s day one year, I filled a basket with a variety of homemade items including wine, bread, jam and of course… laundry detergent!  I poured some into a mason jar and cut some dish clothes into squares with pinking shears.  I used raffia to tie the cloth over the mason jar cover and attached a label with directions for use.  This would also make a great hostess gift!


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