Thursday, 7 May 2015

Homemade Laundry Powder recipe

Last year I wrote about making Laundry Liquid.  This Laundry Powder works just as well as the liquid.

Laundry Powder

To make this you will need:
  • 1 cup washing soda
  • 1 cup borax (see below)
  • 1 bar grated castile soap
  • food processor or blender 
Place the grated soap, washing soda and borax into a food processor or blender and blitz until you have a reasonably fine powder with no lumps. This can be a bit noisy at first until the washing soda crystals have broken down.

Store in an airtight container. You need 1 heaped tablespoon for a standard wash or two for a really dirty load.

This seems to work equally well in a cold or warm wash. I've found the laundry liquid better for washing woollens.

Note on borax:  Borax (sodium borate) is a naturally occurring alkaline salt that helps lift dirt. It is not the same as boric acid.

1 comment:

  1. Ive got the bar of castile soap, but keep forgetting to pick up some Borax! Thanks for posting this at Country Fair Blog Party! I do hope you'll join us again for our December link up ! Jan @ tip garden