UPDATE: I no longer make homemade washing powder – mainly because I cannot be bothered with the grating and mixing and buying different ingredients when I can just buy it. But also because apparently it is not great on washing machines and can cause build up. I was already buying Triple Orange Wonder Gel for cleaning EVERYTHING else from dishes to floors to the dog, and so I just use that in the machine now.
It is super simple, all you need to do is mix the following together and store in an airtight container. I blended it together in my magimix to try blend grated soap more, but I don’t think you have to do that.
2 parts washing soda
2 parts borax
1 part grated soap
Wellness Mama recommends 1/8 to 1/4 cup per load.
I add 1/2 – 1 cup vinegar to my rinse cycle instead of using commercial softener. Anyone who knows my husband knows I need a really good stain remover, I am still working on this one, unfortunately Vanish is my best friend in this department. Still searching for an alternative! Watch this space …
P.S: If you can’t find washing soda – you can make it from your bicarb. Just bake it in a tray at 200degC. More details on Natures Nuture blog.
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