Today I share with you the popular DIY soap powder for washing clothes. There are many versions to this recipe. Many make this in liquid form, from my research the liquid form loses its effect after time thus needing it to be used quickly. So I chose making and using the powder form , which works great, it"s HE safe ( I have an HE washer , and have not had any problems ), it last for months , even up to a year depending how big of a batch you make.
Its Super easy to make, and of course I feel is it's a safer way to wash my families cloths without worrying about the dreaded chemicals that comes with the price we pay for factory, name brand washing detergent's. It's even a great gift for family and friends !
Some have a problem using Borax, after doing more research and weighing the pros and con's . I have found nothing wrong with including Borax in my soap powder. I've found some research that claim the PH in Borax is weaker than the PH in the washing soda , which in turn feeling there is no need for the use of Borax.
Here is my feelings on this theory, I feel using all of the ingredients included in the soap powder, makes for a stronger soap powder therefore providing my family and I cleaner , fresher clothing. So lets get into the recipe:
6 Cups of Borax
6 Cups of Arm & Hammer Washing Soda
1-2 Cups of Arm & Hammer Baking Soda
1 Bar of grated Soap ( I use Dr Bronners or Zote )
* Double for larger batch. Or use less for smaller batches.
Grate your soap of choice into a separate bowl or container. Mix all of your ingredients together. and transfer into a large container of choice one with a lid. I use 1 tablespoon for smaller loads, and 2 tablespoons for larger loads. And there you have your own DIY soap powder detergent!
I have found making my own detergent using the few ingredients aforementioned, has saved us in spending and it last for months!. I will never go back to anything other than this way of washing my families clothes. This has been the best!
Well , That's it for Frugal Friday's in Review. Thanks for stopping by, Have a great weekend. And remember to stay Naturally healthy and Fabulous !