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DIY Homemade Natural Non-Toxic Laundry Powder

My story starts almost 17 years ago when my first born was a baby.

She always seems to have red, rashy spots on her little body.  It wasn't restricted to her diaper area.  I had this niggling feeling that it was coming from her little sleepers.

At the time, I was using a store-bought liquid laundry detergent.  I had never really thought about what was in the products I was buying.

As a budget-conscious mama on a mat leave, I didn't want to buy the expensive natural laundry detergents, especially when I read their ingredients and they still sounded like chemical-based ingredients.

So I researched and dug and eventually found a laundry powder recipe I could make at home.

I made it & started using it.  And my kids never had rashes related to their clothing again.

Fast forward to today.  I developed a super simple laundry & dish soap bar for Lazuli Farms ... with the plan to be able to use it in homemade laundry powder in our home.

Today, I am sharing that recipe with you!  Made with three simple ingredients, you're going to love the simplicity of this laundry powder AND you'll love how well it works.

Homemade Laundry Soap Powder Recipe

Recipe makes 

Ingredients for Small Batch:

  • 1 cup washing soda
  • 3/4 cup baking soda
  • 2 tbsp grated Lazuli Farms laundry bars
  • 10 to 15 drops of essential oils
  • 1 pint (500 mL/2 cups) mason jar
  • plastic scoop around 1 to 2 teaspoons in size (re-use your scoops from baby formula or protein powder canisters)

Ingredients for Bulk Batch:

Essential Oil Blends for Laundry Powder:

  • eucalyptus 5 drops & lavender 10 drops
  • lemon 10 drops & tea tree 5 drops
  • peppermint 5 drops, orange 5 drops, and lime 5 drops
  • lemongrass 7 drops & orange 8 drops
  • lemongrass 6 drops & lavender 9 drops


Grate laundry soap bars with the finest side of a cheese grater into finely grated pieces.

Pour washing soda, baking soda, and grated soap bars into large glass container (use final storage container if large enough, or use large bowl and transfer once mixed).

Mix with large wooden spoon until mixed evenly.

Add essential oils of your choice & mix thoroughly.

Use approximately 1 to 3 teaspoons per load depending on how dirty the items are. Safe for front load and top load washing machines.

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