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Powdered Laundry Detergents

 

Easy to make, economical powdered laundry detergents that wont disappoint you!

 Low Sudsing so they’re Front loader friendly too!

 

Ingredients for Powdered Laundry Detergent

  • 2 cups Borax (sodium borate) found in the laundry aisle of most supermarkets
  • 2 cups Washing Soda (sodium carbonate) is available in the laundry aisle of most supermarkets
  • A bar of natural and organic soap – I like to use a highly scented soap so the end result smells beautiful!

4 steps to make Powdered Laundry Detergent

  1. Grate the bar of soap with a cheese grater or grate in the food processor.
  2. In a large bowl, mix 2 cups of washing soda, 2 cups of Borax and the grated soap.
  3. Store in a sealed container.
  4. Use 1/8 to 1/4 cup per load.

Please Note:

If you are concerned using Borax in this recipe and prefer not to use it, just add an extra 1/2 cup of washing soda in its place. You could also substitute 1 cup of Liquid Castille soap if you like.


 

Ingredients for Powdered Laundry Detergent 2 (About a years supply!)

  • 8 cups of Borax
  • 6 cups of Washing Soda
  • 1 container of Oxyclean or other Oxi of your choice
  • 2 cups Bicarbonate of Soda
  • 2 Bars of Pure Soap (eg: Sunlight Soap)
  • 2 bottles of Purex Crystals (Optional, found at Woolworths and Coles)

3 steps to make Powdered Laundry Detergent

  1. Grate the soap by hand or use a food processor.
  2. Mix all the ingredients together in a large, strong garbage bag and mix thoroughly by turning the bag over a few times. Then pour into your storage bucket and place what you want to use in the laundry in a decorative jar or container.
  3. Use 2-4 Tablespoons per wash load.