How to make your own organic washing powder!

Last month, I showed you how to make your own organic toothpaste, so I thought I’ ll expand my DIY range and show you how to make your own organic washing powder (well its kinda liquid). ย I like to keep things simple and not too time-consuming! ๐Ÿ™‚

I calculated the cost of the ingredients with the amount of washing powder you get out of it and it turns out you can make two liters for the price ofย โ‚ฌ0.50! Insanely cheap, isn’t it? Plus its all chemical and plastic free and therefore good for the environment and your bank account! Double yippie (yippie) ๐Ÿ™‚

How to make your own washing powder-
How to make your own washing powder – quick and easy! ๐Ÿ™‚ Photo Credit: Author.

What you need (to get about 2 litres of washing powder):

  • 4 tablespoons of washing soda
  • 2 liters of water
  • 30g of curd soap
  • essential oil of your choice (lavender, lemon grass etc.) I prefer lavender oil โค
  • old containers or glass bottles

Here we go! ๐Ÿ™‚ย 

  • Start off by shredding about 30 grams of curd soap. If you don’t have a shredder, simply cut the curd soap into tiny pieces.
  • Now take a big pot and fill it up with two liters of water.
  • Now add the shredded soap and 4 tablespoons of washing soda into the pot filled with water.
  • Boil it up for a short amount of time and use a whisk to mix it all together till everything is dissolved and no big pieces are left. (Whisk as your life depended on it haha) –>ย As the mixture will produce a lot of foam, it’s important to use a big pot.
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Boil it up! Photo Credit: Author.
  • Let the mixture cool off for about an hour and then repeat boiling procedure.
  • You can repeat the boiling procedure after another 24h, in order to get rid of tiny pieces that might still be in the mixture OR you can simply shake the container before using the washing powder. I suggest the second option haha. (Ain’t nobody got time for that)
  • Take the blend and fill it into old containers or glass bottles. Don’t fill them to the brim as you want to have a little space left, to shake it properly before using.

I used old milk bottles, which hold about 0.5 liters Also, good for sharing ๐Ÿ™‚

Re-use old containers or glass bottles. Credit: Author.
Re-use old containers or glass bottles. Credit: Author.

After discovering how easy it is to make your own washing powder, I wonder why it is so damn expensive if you buy them at the supermarket? Like what’s in there, that makes it so expensive? Well, youย  no longer need to worry about that ๐Ÿ™‚

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