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All-Natural Powdered Laundry Soap
MontanaMama2009 posted:
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I finally did it! I made my own all-natural laundry powder.


1 bar soap
1/2 C. borax
1/2 C. baking soda
resealable container.

Grate bar of soap into container.
Pour in borax and baking soda.
Mix well.
Use 1 T. for small/lightly soiled loads and 2 T. for large/heavily soiled loads.

This recipe is taken from

I've already tried out this homemade powdered detergent. It smells great, and the clothes are perfectly clean! Hint: This powder does NOT form bubbles, but still cleans well. For all-natural fabric softener, I used 1 C. vinegar in the rinse cycle. Not quite as soft as my Downy fabric softener, but no static.

Borax is about $3 a box. It's nature's original laundry and cleaning solution straight from NATURE for over 115 years! Great on baby clothes, laundry stains (tomato sauce, oil/grease, grass and ground-in-dirt), toilet bowls, garbage disposals/drains, delicate loads of laundry, hard water conditioning, carpets and rug cleaning, and to boost the cleaning power of your dishwasher. Use Borax to clean your tile/grout, sinks, pots & pans (aluminum and porcelain), cleaning refrigerators/ovens/microwaves, fine china, stainless steel, diaper/garbage pails, mattress odors, outdoor furniture.

To learn more about additional uses of Borax, visit

KCAimee responded:
Great job Kim! You can also add scent to your detergent. I'm sure the detergent I'm using from Crunchy Clean or Rockin Green is about the same as this stuff. I've used it the last 6 loads and I really like it too. It doesn't leave a "sheen" on the clothes like I feel the Tide or Gain does. I'm going to give it a shot. I'm proud of you. That's awesome!

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