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DIY Powder Laundry Detergent

I've shown you all how you can make your own liquid laundry detergent {here}

We've always used liquid detergent in our laundry room.  I've done it since college (because that's what my roommate bought, so why not?!)

But I will share, the boiling and cooking soap, not always super convenient to do.
If you want something a little simpler, while still doing laundry for pennies a load, try powder.



The steps are so easy, it's laughable.  Basically, the biggest trouble is grating up the soap.  I got a little hand cramp, but nothing to make me quit all together.

One batch needs:
* one bar of soap (your choosing)
* 1 cup Washing Soda
* 1/2 cup Borax

Mix well.
Use 1 Tbsp for smaller, lighter loads and 2 Tbsp for larger, dirtier stuff.
This mix will get you about 40 loads of laundry.  What you see in my recycled Tupperware container is two batches.  I could have done more, but like I said, the grating and the hands just didn't wanna do it anymore.

Told you.
Super simple.

TIP:  My soap bars were stored in our garage (during a MN winter) so they were frozen and that actually made them a little easier to grate and get a super fine powder.



I used the smallest size hole on my grater too, so there weren't huge chunks of soap that weren't event mixed.



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4 comments:

Kristen said...

I made this for the first time this past weekend. Grating that soap is no fun, but worth the savings for sure.

Shannon said...

I have got to do this! Thanks!

Mellissa Rondinelli said...

Good tip with the frozen soap! Crazy question but is it "he" compatible soap?

Shia
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