Homemade Powder Laundry Soap

Powder laundry soap

Homemade Powder Laundry Soap

1 cup Washing Soda

1 cup Baking Soda

1 cup Borax

1 bar soap (Fels Naptha, Dr. Bronner’s, Castille, Zote, Ivory)

  • In a container combine the dry ingredients.
adding powder ingredients
  • Grate the soap and add it to the container.
Dr Bronners Lavender Castille Soap
Dr Bronners Magic soaps grated
funneling grated soap into container
  • Shake well to mix.
Powder Laundry Soap container
  • Use 2-4 tablespoonfuls per load with a shake or two of borax.
  • I use white vinegar in the rinse cup in place of fabric softener.

I use Dr. Bronner’s Hemp with Lavender Castille soap. Smells so good!!

5 comments to Homemade Powder Laundry Soap

  • I just made some yesterday! Went with a double batch this time. My whites have gotten dingier but I just love the non-smell. I put oxy-clean in the wash but still my whites are yucky. Got any tips to make them stay white?

    • Kathy

      I mainly use the liquid laundry soap since it is more economical. I use the powder with Lavender soap when I want fragrance. I always shake extra Borax into each load to help soften the water and give the soap a boost. Vinegar in the rinse cycle- not sure if that helps with whitening. I line dry laundry and believe the sun helps to bleach whites a bit. The other day I did use bleach and soaked some whites before washing. Haven’t done that in many months.

    • Kathy

      Leslie, I began using this laundry booster recipe that I formulated on my husband’s work clothes. It seems to help alot. http://backtofamily.net/2013/08/simple-laundry-booster/

  • Bonnie Celuch

    I read about making the liquid laundry soap and went shopping today for the “ingredients.” I could not find Dr. Bronner’s soap anywhere! We tried WalMart and RiteAide. I see where it can be ordered online..Is there a store I can go to in order to purchase? Do you recommend using both Kirk’s castille soap and Dr. Bronner’s soap for the same batch, or should we just use one or the otherd?

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