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You heard me right – I’m turning my laundry (detergent) pink! We’ve worked with Jennifer from Okie Scents to come up with a limited edition pink laundry detergent to celebrate Valentine’s Day with style. Want your own pink laundry detergent?
Here’s how we did it.
Materials:

  • 5 oz. Okie Scents limited edition pink lye soap
  • 10 oz. borax
  • 10 oz. washing soda (a.k.a. sodium carbonate)

Instructions:

  1. Shred the pink soap. The soap is super hard, so if you’d like to purchase it already shredded, we can help you with that. We’re soap shredding fools. To shred it yourself, you can use a cheese grater or a food processor that’s used only for non-food items.
  2. Throw all 3 ingredients in a big ‘ole container, or in the same food processor, and shake or turn on the food processor to mix well. Consider this your morning exercise.
  3. Enjoy your pink soap!

While this laundry detergent may be a pretty, pale shade of pink, your laundry will come out of the washer exactly the same color that it was when it went into the washer. Except for less dirty. Obviously.
To use your pretty pink laundry detergent, just use 1 tablespoon in a conventional washer or 1/2 tablespoon in a high efficiency washer. It’s as easy as that! You don’t need to use any fabric softener or other laundry additives with this recipe.
Some notes to make your life easier:

  • Washing soda is also known and sold as sodium carbonate and soda ash. You can check the laundry aisle at your local grocery store, and you can also find it in the pool supply section. If you can’t find it, e-mail me and we can sell it at a very low, competitive price because we buy in bulk.
  • You can scent your laundry detergent with 10 drops of essential or fragrance oil, if desired. If you’re having trouble finding oils for scent, hit me up here at the shop. We sell them by the ounce all the way up to pounds at a time.