This DIY Washing Powder is easy to make and contains essential oils and no borax.
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DIY Washing Powder {No Borax}


  • 4 bars sunlight soap
  • 400 g Epsom Salts
  • 1 kg washing soda
  • 1 kg bicarb soda
  • 15-20 drops essential oils


  • Grate or chop the soap into smaller pieces before adding to a food processor.
  • Blitz the shop until chopped super fine.
  • Add the Epsom Salts and blitz to mix.
  • Add the bicarbonate soda and blitz again to mix.
  • Add the washing soda and blitz.
  • While mixing, add the drops of essential oils through the lid.
  • Give it a good mix.
  • Store in an airtight container.


To use: With this recipe, less is more.
  • In a front loader - use 1-2 TBSP of powder
  • In a top loader - use 3-4 TBSP.
  • Though, this is vary depending on the size of your washing machine. If you have a small washing machine, less than 7kg, try a smaller amount first.
  • You can also use white vinegar and a few drops of Eucalyptus Essential oil in the place of fabric softener, if you wish.