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Homemade Powdered Laundry Soap

1 box zote $2.54

1 ½ cup baking soda $0.75

1 ½  cup washing soda (found in the grocery store with the stain removers) $1.00

1 ½  cup Borax $0.75

30 drops lavender essential oil or lemon or combo 🙂 $1.00

Total: $6.04

Instructions

Dump the soap shreds in a bowl. Add other ingredients and mix to combine. The essential oil is completely optional, but does create a lovely natural (and non-headache inducing) scent.

Store in a jar or other container. We use 1 heaping tablespoon per load

Michael has allergies to strange things and we’ve been buying tide for years now. This soap lasts about the same amount of time as $17.95 worth of tide. This is significant at our house with 9 people doing laundry!