I mixed up my second batch of homemade laundry powder today. Super easy! SUPER cheap! Gets our clothes clean! And lasts a long time! One month ago, we spent around $11 on washing soda, baking soda, soap, and borax to mix up our first batch. I spent $2 on more soap and have enough to last two months now. (I made double the amount we made last time.)
1 c. borax
1 c. baking soda
1 c. washing soda
1 bar Ivory soap or Castille soap, finely grated
Shake all the ingredients together. Store in an air-tight container. We use a 1/8 c. scoop per load. You could use less, but my laundry loads are typically pretty full and I like for them to smell fresh.
So, on a similar note, have I ever mentioned here that I have the ugliest laundry room ever? It’s true. When we bought this house, the room where our laundry “closet” is (the converted garage) was just a catch-all. We used it for band practices, an art studio, and a dog room over the last six years. Well now it’s our family room and the ugliness of the laundry room isn’t as easy to ignore anymore.