My husband and I have been making our own liquid laundry detergent for over a year. We were surprised by how simple and inexpensive it is to make. Several months ago, we decided to try the powdered variety. It takes up less space in a laundry room. It worked fantastic!
Last week, I decided to grate the soap by using my food processor. I had heard that the process went quickly and the powder was made finer. I loved the outcome…and thought I would share it with you! I scurried around trying to find the right sized jar to hold a double-batch but just couldn’t find one with that suited my needs. Thats when I remembered an old J. P. Coats tin I have had for years. Two batches of powdered detergent fit perfectly inside!
Powdered Laundry Detergent Recipe:
1 bar of Fels-Naptha or Ivory Soap (I have used both and each works well)
1 cup Arm & Hammer Washing Soda
1 cup Borax
1/2 cup Oxi-clean
Grate soap bar or put in food processor. Add powdered ingredients and mix well. Use 1-2 tablespoons per load, as this recipe is very concentrated. I doubled the recipe. Each single batch makes approx. 60 loads…..for pennies!