Frugal Diaper Washing: Homemade Laundry Detergent

Catherine McDiarmid-Watt | Tuesday, July 23, 2019 | 0 comments
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Image: What else is in here?, by Owen and Aki on Flickr

Here is my powdered laundry soap recipe:


• 1 bar of grated soap (very fine)

• 2 cups borax

• 2 cups washing soda


Grate everything in the blender twice.

Image: Laundry Soap Kit | Fels Naptha-3 bars, Borax and Washing Soda | Makes a ton, only pennies per wash, and does the job well
Laundry Soap Kit

Then use 1/4 cup of this powdered laundry soap per load of laundry.

Use less of this soap when washing diapers.

Thanks to Judi Sutherland for this Frugal Baby Tip!

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