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{Note from Jessica: Today’s post is shared by my sweet friend, Raia, author of Raia’s Recipes. Raia is a homeschooling, stay-at-home mom of five crazy kids. After the birth of her third child, she was diagnosed with celiac disease. This discovery turned her bread and pasta-filled life upside down and set her on a mission to find out what healthy meant for her family. Aspiring to encourage other moms, she started her blog filled with simple, easy, healthy dishes. Stop by Raia’s Recipes to get plenty of real food, gluten-free recipes and much more!}

Even though I had always thought I was healthy, when I found out I was gluten-intolerant almost four years ago, I began to realize just how unhealthy my “healthy food” was.

So out went the gluten and the GMOs, the pure white store-bought eggs, processed meats, refined sugar, and ultra-processed dairy. In came the grass-fed meat, fridgefuls of fresh fruits and veggies, farm-fresh eggs, and lacto-fermented goodness.

But the cleaner I got, the more I realized it wasn’t just what I put in my body that was important. What I put on my body mattered, as well.

Homemade Laundry Soap

So I tossed my toothpaste in exchange for bentonite clay.

I traded my shampoo for baking soda and my conditioner for apple cider vinegar.

I gave up on makeup altogether.

I tossed my Ivory and Dove bar soaps and picked up Kirk’s Castile instead.

Amazingly (please read that sarcastically), I still felt clean even without everything the “professionals” thought I needed! My skin began to stop being constantly dry and itchy. My *ahem* body odor began to be less noticeable.

Homemade Laundry Soap

Another change I made was going from store-bought laundry detergent (all be it the “free & clear” kind) to homemade.

Today I’m sharing the liquid laundry soap I make for my family. It might sound daunting, but it really is easy!

I love knowing that my clothes are getting clean without a whole bunch of unnecessary ingredients and toxic chemicals, and the addition of essential oils leaves them smelling great too!

Please note that while this recipe will not kill you, I wouldn’t suggest letting your 2-year-old eat it. Soap is still soap and it tastes nasty.

Not that I have personal experience with a 2-year old eating it… Well, maybe a little…

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How to Make Your Own #NonToxic Laundry Soap // deliciousobsessions.com

How to Make Your Own Non-Toxic Laundry Soap

Yield: 2 gallons
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 25 minutes

Today I’m sharing the liquid laundry soap I make for my family. It might sound daunting, but it really is easy!



  1. In a large stockpot, heat 6 cups of the water.
  2. When warm, add in grated soap.
  3. Stir until melted, then add in washing soda and borax.
  4. Stir until dissolved.
  5. Remove from heat and add in 4 cups of hot water.
  6. Pour in the remainder of water (1 gallon + 6 cups) and essential oils.
  7. Pour into whatever container you will store it in, stirring every now and again until the mixture starts to gel.
  8. Let the soap sit overnight before using. If the soap doesn't look completely gelled after letting it sit overnight, that's ok. It'll still work just fine. 😉
  9. Before each load, stir the soap (or shake it, depending on what you have it stored in).


Use about 1/4 cup for a medium/small load, 1/2 cup for a large load. This recipe lasts my family of 6 about 6 months.

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Have you ever tried making your own laundry soap or home / body care products? How did it go? Do you like it better than commercial products or not? Leave a comment below!

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