I love mixing up my own laundry detergent. It saves so much money and packaging. I’ve been doing the liquid laundry detergent recipe for quite some time because I wash most clothes in cold water and worried that a powdered detergent wouldn’t work as well.
Still, I don’t always have a lot of time to melt soap and make the mess involved in liquid laundry soap. So, I decided to try the powdered laundry detergent recipe. Guess what. It works! It really works and even dissolves in cold water wash cycles.
Here’s how it works.
Grate up 2 bars of Fels-Naptha laundry soap. This is the hardest part. Someday, I’m going to just buy 10 bars and use my Kitchen Aid grater attachment to do the work. For 2 bars, my little grater worked fine.
Add six cups each of Borax and Washing Soda.
Mix it up and add about 2 Tablespoons to each wash load.
Almost too simple, isn’t it!