DIY Washing Soda

Do you use washing soda to make your own laundry detergent or for cleaning around the home? You can make your own using baking soda!
Make your own washing soda! Simple and cheap.
It's east to make your own washing soda if you have baking soda on hand. Simply heat the baking soda in your oven for 30 minutes at 400 degrees!
DIY dish tabs using homemade washing soda.
After making your washing soda, combine with citric acid and baking soda to make these simple automatic dishwasher tablets.
Use homemade washing soda for laundry soap.
Add boiling water to borax, washing soda and natural soap to make this liquid laundry soap!
Andrea Fabry
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  • Andrea Fabry Andrea Fabry on Jun 08, 2014
    I do add some tea tree oil for added disinfection or lemon essential oil for fresh aroma. Lavender would work great too. I get my essential oils from Native American Nutritionals.

  • Mari Hewson Mari Hewson on Jun 11, 2014
    I used to make up liquid laundry detergent using borax, washing soda and liquid soap, heating it all and adding water, ... but now I just mix 50/50 washing soda and borax, keep it in a sealed container as a dry powder and use that. I add some fragrance.. we like frangipani, and then used a mix of 2l white vinegar and 1 cup of eposm salts for the fabric softener. I use about 1 tbsp of the power powder per wash.... it is also excellent as a pre wash soak, in the dishwasher or doing the floors (inc carpet stains) too. I then half fill the fabric softener container and set the machine going. I find this much better than the liquid soap as it is removing stains better and whites are staying white more. Works in hot or cold washes.