It only takes about five minutes to make a batch that will last a month. It's cheap, easy and can be adapted to suit your skin type. I use no name pure laundry soap but if you have skin allergies then use a soap that suits your skin.
Here is the recipe -
1 bar of pure laundry soap ( or soap of choice )
1 cup of bi carb of soda
1 cup of Lectric soda
Grate the bar of soap with a grater using the fine zesting side. It should look like a fine powder when it's grated. Alternatively cut the soap into slivers with a sharp knife and wizz it in the food proccessor.
Into a medium bowl place the grated soap. Measure out the Lectric soda and bi carb. and add it to the bowl Mix all ingredients together with a whisk until well combined. Store in an air tight container.
Use 1 tablespoon for a full load in a top loading washing machine.
Use two teaspoons in a front loader washing machine.
*Bi carb can be bought in bulk at cleaning supply places and pool shops. It 's also called ph Buffer which is used in pools. It is not suitable for cooking and baking.
* I cut 4 - 8 bars of soap at a time into slivers and wizz in the food proccessor.. I only make one or two batches at a time and the leftover grated soap is stored in a container ready to make up in the future.
* This laundry powder is great for soaking soiled items. Together with the Miracle Spray, it keeps my washing clean.
* Treat soiled items as soon as possible.
* This laundry powder will not give you lots of suds in the washing machine. Do not be tempted to add more to get the suds.
* If you need a fragrance, add a few drops of essential oil to the powder and mix well.
* If you still have shop bought laundry powder to use, add it to the one you made and mix well.
* This laundry powder costs about 3 cents per load.
|The finished products|
|The ingredients needed|
|Grated soap I keep in a bucket|
|Whisking the ingredients together|