Make you own homemade powder laundry detergent! It is so easy and much cheaper! I am SO happy with how it cleans!
You Will Need...
- (1) 76 oz box of Borax
- (1) 55 oz box of Arm & Hammer Super Washing Soda
- 3 lb container of OxiClean
- (1) 4 lb box of Arm & Hammer Baking Soda
- (2) bars of Zote Soap (400g )
- or (3) bars of Fels Nathpha, grated or (3) bars of Ivory Soap, grated
- 2 TBSP coffee scoop or other scoop
- Air-tight container
Step by Step Instructions
Pour the 1st 3 ingredients – Washing Soda, Borax, and OxiClean into the 5 Gallon bucket
Grate the Zote Soap in a food processor using the shredding disc to grate the Zote Soap 1 at a time. . It will fit through the feed tube of the food processor if you cut it in half and then cut those pieces in half.
You can also use a regular cheese grater if you don’t have a food processor just be sure to grate it as fine as possible
Put the regular blade back onto the food processor and add 2 cups of shredded soap with 1 cup of baking soda at a time.
Blend the soap and baking soda for about 20-30 seconds until it forms a powder. (mixing the baking soda with the soap keeps the soap from getting clumpy.
Add each batch you pulse to the 5 gallon bucket as you go. When you are done with all the Zote, add the rest of the baking soda to the bucket as well.
Put the lid on the 5 gallon bucket and roll and shake it until it is mixed completely.
Use just 2 TBSP per load!! I also use about a 1/2 cup of white vinegar in my softener dispenser for added cleaner and as a natural softener
For HE Front Load Washers – You can either add it to your dispenser if your washer says it accepts powder or liquid. Or you can simply but it directly into the tub before adding the clothes.
Regular Top Load Washer – Add it first then add clothes as the cycle starts.