Saturday, March 6, 2010

Laundry Soap Powder


Amy from Raising Arrows shared this new laundry soap recipe and I am keen to try it.
I also had some concerns with the one I had been using, mainly that it didn't seem to clean the clothes. Here is the link to Amy's post, that way I don't have to type it all up again.

It could be that the children just get dirtier playing out side a lot.

For my dear friend Erin I have been separating the clothes. I am not a very good laundry maid, we always are trying to save water so I just put in as much as I can each load and in the past I haven't always separated clothes.

Shock, Horror, Bad laundry Maid!!!!!!!!

So for the new recipe for laundry Soap- it is not a liquid. I like a powder it i what I am used to


1 bar pure soap (Fels-Naptha, castille, etc) 155 grams
1 c. washing soda

1/2 c. borax

plus Maria's Added
1/2 cup bicarb soda (baking soda for non Aussie's)
1/2 cup salt
essential oil
medium-sized container with lid

Grate soap

Place soap in container. Add washing soda & borax. Mix well.

Use 1 Tbsp per load or 2 Tbsp per load for heavily soiled clothing.

I am hoping this works for us.

My dear friend Maria added this to the comment section so I am going to add it to the recipe:

If you add 1/2 cup of baking soda, 1/2 cup of salt and a bit of essential oil, mix well ~ you will have an awesome laundry detergent that will work beautifully even in cold water.

Blessings,

7 comments:

Gardenia said...

sounds like a good recipe. i just checked out your handmade wooden Alphabet saints. how adorable are they!! I love St. Lucia's wreath on her head with the candles on it!

Kim said...

Ooooh, do keep us posted how it works out! I've seen it posted around but haven't had enough time to try it. I wonder how it works on cloth diapers. :D

Anne said...

Hi Gae,
Thank you for posting this! I recently posted a recipe for the liquid version of this and asked if anyone had a recipe for the dry. I will give this a try. My liquid works very well, but I was wanting to try the dry as it would be easier to store. God bless and have a nice weekend.
Anne

~ Maria ~ said...

Hello Gae,

If you add 1/2 cup of baking soda, 1/2 cup of salt and a bit of essential oil, mix well ~ you will have an awesome laundry detergent that will work beautifully even in cold water.

I do recommend that you separate the clothes and not overstuff the machine...I also try to conserve water, but I don't like the clothes to look dingy :)
Maria

Footprints Diary said...

Hi Gae,
Please let us know how well this works, as it would be so much better for us if it works well. :D

Thank you,
Have a wonderful weekend,
Blessings,
Jillian ♥

Erin said...

Pleased to hear you are now a 'good laundry maid' ;) lol.

You inspired me to go searching for recipes for dishwashing powder. I'll have to trial and let you know how it goes.

Suzanne said...

I have used this recipe for a long time and still do:-)

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