When I thought about spending some time trying to make things from scratch this month, one of the things I was most excited about was this laundry powder. I followed this tutorial and the soap came together pretty easily! I did take it one step farther and put everything in the blender to really get that powder look/texture and it turned out perfect!
I can’t get over how cheap this was to make. I spent $6.69 on everything (found in the laundry aisle of your favorite store) but only used 1 cup of each of the powders so the actual cost for this laundry detergent was just $1.49! Here is the recipe and cost breakdown:
Grate your bar of soap into a bowl using a cheese grater (like this). Add in both cups of powder and stir to combine. Place entire mixture into blender, making sure top is securely on and blend for 30 seconds. **I’ve made this twice now, and love it. The second time, thanks to my friend Amanda’s tip, I just diced the bar up instead of grating it. If you’re going to throw it in the blender, you don’t need to grate it. It made it EVEN faster and easier than before. Also, thanks to several readers advice, I added in 1 cup of oxi-clean to the overall mix.