Concentrated Washing Powder, Phosphate and Sulphate FREE

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.

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Ingredients:

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)

Method

Grate the bar of soap.

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Add the measure of bicarbonate of soda, washing soda and essential oils.

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Mix with a wooden spoon or mix in a blender or bullet. Be careful not to breathe in the fine particles after blending.

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Blending makes the powder concentrate soluble in cold water.

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Use a ¼ cup for each wash. Makes 600grams.

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