I make my own washing powder. I just had to do another batch so I thought I would document it just in case anyone is interested.
I grate 4 bars of Sunlight Soap.....
Add one tub of Borax...
And two cups of washing soda.
I have been using this for a while now and my main motivation was to cut out the chemicals and who knows what else is in the bought laundry powders.
But in the interest of budgeting I decided to document how many washes I get from my batch of washing powder. The last batch I got 69 washes from it.
When you do the maths.... The cost of the three ingredients is a total of $7.84 which means that each wash costs me $0.11 in washing powder. Pretty good hey.
I use Sunlight Soap but I have a box of generic laundry soap in there to give a try. If this soap still does the job - and the test is definitely the pooey nappies and my husbands socks - then that will cut the cost of each wash down to $0.09 per wash.
And another positive is you get good biceps from grating the soap bars!