After years of buying natural laundry soaps and paying a pretty penny for them I decided to try making my own. I tried a liquid version, and it did not impress me. So I tried this powder version, I love it, it’s cheap and works great! Clean smelling clothes, with out any harmful chemicals – perfect!
I keep the measurements simple:
1 box of borax
1 box of washing soda
1 small box of baking soda
1 bar of Castile soap
Firstly I use my food processor to grate the soap, you could easily do this by hand though.
Next I pour the borax, washing soda and baking soda in to a large bowl, and add the grated soap.
Stir well, so everything is evenly dispersed. Then store in a large container, or jars like I do. I get 2.5 gallon size jars with this recipe. You only need 1-2 tablespoons per load. It lasts months! Even in my household where the washing never stops.
Try it and let me know what you think!