I was given this recipe from a lady while part of the Permaculture Northern Beaches committee. Both committee members at the time, Julie Gundlach from livingchange.com.au, bought a wonderful range of living skills products and recipes to our local permaculture group, a legacy that members still enjoy today. This is Julie’s Concentrated Laundry Powder recipe.
1 bar of grated soap (Dr. Bonners)
1 cup of bicarbonate of soda
1 cup of washing soda
Essential oils (I use peppermint or lavender)
Grate the bar of soap.
Add the measure of bicarbonate of soda, washing soda and essential oils.
Mix with a wooden spoon or mix in a blender or bullet. Be careful not to breathe in the fine particles after blending.
Blending makes the powder concentrate soluble in cold water.
Use a ¼ cup for each wash. Makes 600grams.