Wednesday, January 22, 2014

DIY Natural Laundry Powder

Super Simple Recipe for natural laundry powder!

Making your own laundry powder is easier than you may think.  And it can save you some serious money if you are used to buying those giant jugs of detergent.  Not only are the commercial products rough on your wallet, they are also pretty rough on the environment and can be irritating to sensitive skin.  There are tons of simple recipes is my version:

2 cups Washing Soda (Arm & Hammer makes one you can pick up at the grocery store)
1 cup Borax (I purchase this from - they assure that this sodium borate does not contain is also available at most grocery stores)
1-2 bars of grated soap (approx. 6 oz) - of course I use my own bits and pieces, you can use any natural bar soap.  Best if it does not contain synthetic ingredients like fragrance or dyes.
1 tbsp. baking soda

Mix all ingredients together and store in an airtight container.  Use approx. 1 tbsp. per load.

That's it!  You can do it!