Homemade Lavender Laundry Detergent

by | May 30, 2015 | Natural Beauty & Cleaning, Natural Home Care

Namaste Crunchy Homemakers,

When I was first pregnant with Ava I started noticing these little red scaly circles on my body. I started freaking out believing it was ring worm or something of the sort. Upon googling ringworms and the description I was able to declare it was not that!


But what was it?

Well I was finally able to figure out that it was my body reacting to the Tide Pods.


The moment I stopped wearing clothes that were washed with Tide, my red disease-like spots disappeared!! I immediately stopped using Tide and ventured out into the 7th generation detergent. They were great and all but after pinning so many DIY laundry detergents, I decided that it was time

Homemade Lavender Laundry Detergent

There are so many ways to make laundry detergent, it’s insane.

However I was able to start forming my own recipes with things I liked and things I didn’t care for. Below is one of three scents that I am selling on my new Shop!! Like I’ve mentioned in other DIY posts, I love giving you the information to make it yourself but also understand that not everyone has the time to DIY so I also offer it for sale… so you can still help save the planet!!

Homemade Lavender Laundry Detergent
Lavender Laundry Detergent
Homemade Lavender Laundry Detergent to keep your home toxic free, one DIY product at a time.
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  1. 4 cups BORAX
  2. 4 cups Baking Soda
  3. 2 cups lavender flowers
  4. 2 tee tree oil Castile soap bars
  5. 10 drops of Lavender EO
  6. 8 drop of Eucalyptus EO
  1. Place flower bulbs in your blender & grind into a powder, set aside.
  2. Place the soap bar through your food processor with the shredded side up, remove & set aside.
  3. Mix in your borax, baking soda & lavender powder in your food processor, once blended add your EOs & mix for about 5 sec.
  4. Place into a large container and store in laundry room for usage.
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This is a great detergent for washing all clothes (whites & colors) as well as cloth diapers. The borax & baking soda are great for removing stains. The Eucalyptus EO was actually added by accident, however my sister said that was her favorite part about the detergent, besides the fact that she gets free refills lol. Your cloths can now be a relaxing part of your day!!

See how simple this was?

I use about 1/6 cup per wash and am able to get about 50-60 washes! I hope that you enjoyed this recipe! Have you tried to make your own detergent? Any fails or success stories? I’d love to hear them down below!

Homemade Lavender Laundry Detergent

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Have you ever had a reaction to any conventional cleaning products? Let me know in the comments down below!

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Written By: Ashleigh Nicole

Written By: Ashleigh Nicole

Ashleigh is a mother & wife who enjoys blogging in hopes to change this world for the better. Wanting to heal others inside-out as well as healing our planet Earth. Her passions include balancing the mind through meditation, knowledge & conscious parenting, the body through plant based eating, alternative medicine, & yoga, and the soul through up cycling, gardening, & sustainability. Keep your life balanced & subscribe to her weekly emails, follow OmLivin’ on instagram, twitter, pinterest or check her out on Google+ for more.

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  1. Sarah Norman

    Great post! I have really enjoyed your blog and can’t wait to see what you post next, your pictures are always so inviting.

    • Ashleigh Nicole

      Thanks Sarah, glad you’re enjoy my posts! Be sure to subscribe to get weekly newsletters!! I am glad you enjoy the pictures! 🙂

  2. Brittani

    Great tutorial, that is so weird about your red spots. I remember when I was pregnant with my second the same thing happened to me. I wonder if it was for the same reason? Anyways making your own detergent seems so much healthier than buying it from some company.

    • Ashleigh Nicole

      Thanks & wow, I heard a few other moms have that happen to them during pregnancy as well…I wonder why it happens during that time? Maybe the body is trying to tell us something during our most protective state?? Well I appreciate your comment & reading the blog! Come back soon 🙂

  3. Jamie

    Another great post! I can’t wait to try this! I have been needing to start making my own detergent, I just get so overwhelmed with all the recipes on pinterest then end up just putting it off all together! Where do you get your lavender at?

    • Ashleigh Nicole

      Thanks Jamie, let me know how this one turns out! This recipe is fairly simple, I got my lavender at Natural Grocers in their bulk section! I am sure you can buy some on amazon as well! 🙂 Make sure to try to get organic 🙂


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