Homemade Laundry Detergent Powder Recipe Like Ivory Snow and Dreft Soap
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Save "loads" of money by making your very own detergent that is very easy (I can make mine in less than 10 minutes) and have it be very effective in gently cleaning your clothing! This is also perfect for babies and those with sensitive skin (like for our son with Eczema!)
Recipe type: Household
Serves: 80
  • 1 bar of Ivory Soap
  • 2 cups of Super Washing Soda
  • 2 cups of Borax
Step #1:
  1. Microwave your Ivory Soap for 60-90 seconds - YES, microwave :) I hate grating - whether it is cheese or soap, I don't like grating stuff. Plus it takes a long time to grate. The other benefit is that not only is it fast and easy - it is also a super fun experiment and project - your kids will love it!!
  2. Although it looks soft and edible, it is actually an unexpected consistency - dry and brittle - and it will process very well in a blender or food processor without taxing your equipment (I also want my food processor to last a long time!).
  3. Plus if any spills over off the plate, it is a way to get your microwave a bit cleaner - and the after smell makes your home smell like a clean linen smell. Very pleasant!
Step #2:
  1. Put the 2 cups of Washing Soda and the soap (broken up) in your blender or food processor and mix until blended well
  2. Then add the 2 cups of Borax and blend again until well blended
Your final product will be a nice fluffy white powder detergent that smells great and works well! We store it in a #10 can in our laundry room! This is a 40 - 80 loads worth of detergent!
Disclaimer: Before using our homemade laundry detergent powder recipe, please be sure to test it on a small piece of clothing first.
Recipe by The Thrifty Couple at https://thethriftycouple.com/homemade-laundry-detergent-powder-recipe-like-ivory-snow-and-dreft-soap/