Homemade Laundry Powder

There are many great ideas out in the blog world for creating a more sustainable life. Frugal ways to help keep the budget in check, healthier living and great for the environment.

The idea of making 10 litres of washing liquid is a bit overwhelming, especially if you haven’t tested a sample. Over the years I have given away heaps of washing powder and washing liquid because they have irrated the children skin, even the expensive super sensitive brands.

Here is my first attempt at making my own laundry powder.

4 ingredients
Sunlight soap has been a regular in my life since I was a little kids.
I have had this box of soap for years and haven’t used it all because it made my skin very dry. Have been trying to find a way to use it up. Lucky for me soap doesn’t go off.
How do you grate a soap without holding onto it. I thought it would get a bit slippery holding onto a soap bar trying to grate it. I had this fine cheese grater and rarely use it because it was messy to use and clean. It was perfect for grating the soap.
The soap was easy to grate, except there was a little bit that didn’t fit and I crumbled them with my fingers.
1 soap bar = 1 cup of grated soap
Homemade Washing powder is now finished. Will give an update next week on how it has worked and if I get any skin reactions.

2 responses to “Homemade Laundry Powder”

  1. How much of this do you put into the machine? How did it work at cleaning clothes?

  2. my clothes have never been cleaner and it is great getting grass stains out. I use an old egg cup to measure.

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