Take a look at my 2019 update of this video: Green Laundry Care with Dr. Bronner’s.
Sal Suds makes a fabulous laundry detergent. This video shows how simple it is. Clothes are left clean, soft, and fragrance-free. Sal Suds is gentle enough for any washable delicates (although it cannot be substituted for dry cleaning). It works at any temperature, and rinses fully with hot or cold.
The baking soda and vinegar are optional. I only use them on my whites, or if a load is really smelly. Be sure to put the vinegar in the rinse cycle only. The fabric softener compartment, if your washer has one, works great for this. If the vinegar mixes with the baking soda during the wash cycle, it will cancel out the cleaning capabilities.
Here is my recipe for using Sal Suds in the laundry. Halve these amounts for HE washing machines:
- 2-3 Tbsp. (30-45 mL) Sal Suds for a large load
- ½ c. (120 mL) baking soda added to the wash cycle
- 1 c. (240 mL) vinegar added to the rinse cycle