DIY Laundry Powder

DIY Laundry Powder

We all know how toxic household cleaning products can be, especially laundry detergent. Doing laundry can become effortless with a homemade laundry powder recipe. By combining simple ingredients like baking soda, washing soda, borax (optional), Epsom salt, you can create a powerful cleaning agent that is gentle on your clothes and the environment and is super cost effective and last for along time.

Simply mix all the ingredients together and store them in an airtight container. When it's laundry time, use 2-3 tablespoons of the powder per load for fresh, clean clothes. You can even add a few drops of essential oils for a lovely scent. 


Store in a glass, air tight container:

Lets talk about why we are choosing each ingredient below:

Baking soda is a versatile ingredient known for its odor-eliminating and stain-fighting properties. In the laundry room, baking soda can help boost the cleaning power of your detergent and brighten whites. Just add a cup of baking soda to your wash cycle to help remove odors and stains.

Washing soda, also known as sodium carbonate or soda ash, is a versatile household product that offers several benefits when used in laundry. One of the main advantages of washing soda is its ability to boost the cleaning power of laundry detergents. It helps to soften water, making detergents more effective in removing dirt, grime, and stains from clothes.

When added to your laundry detergent, borax can help enhance the cleaning power, especially for heavily soiled items. Its alkaline pH helps to break down stains and dirt more effectively, while also softening the water to improve overall cleaning performance. Additionally, borax can help neutralize odors, leaving your clothes smelling fresh and clean.

Epsom salt not only softens the water but also helps to freshen up your laundry.


To use:

Use a tablespoon or two per load, depending on the size and dirtiness of the laundry. Your clothes will come out clean, fresh, and free from harsh chemicals, making it a win-win for both you and the planet. Give this homemade laundry powder a try and see the difference it makes in your laundry routine!

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