Friday, December 2, 2011

Powdered Laundry soap...

We made powdered Laundry soap last night. It is something all the children get in on in one way or another. 2 took pictures and 2 helped with ingredients. It is really easy and works well. We generally make a liquid laundry soap. But this is faster. We will share both recipes here.If you try it share your thoughts here with us. It is way cheaper to make your own. And you know the ingredients. And you chose the scent! That is the best part!

The recipe is
2 bars of soap (we used our Cinnamon smelled great!)
1 cup of Borax
1 cup baking soda or washing soda
Essential oil of choice. (we used none as the soap had plenty to make it smell great)

Grate your soap, Add in the Borax and soda. We worked it with our hands to get the soap smaller as our grater isnt to small. It was fast and easy. Add in the ess. oils if you want to.
Pour into a airtight container and label. We use 2 TBS of the powder per average load.



  1. Hello,

    I found you through your interview on the Survival Podcast. I have always wanted to try making soap, but put it off because of the kiddos around my feet. :) You have inspired me to give it a go.

    Also, I just ordered 5 bars but 3 of them were Plain. I ordered before I read on your blog that you are out of Plain. Please feel free to substitute a couple of Oranges and a Lemon if you are still out. :)

    (homeschooling mom of 6 also)

  2. is this recipe safe to use in HE machines?


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