DIY: Washing powder

DIY: Washing powder

Published by Tanya Jennings-Smith on 30th Dec 2019

We've been making this washing powder for yonks! It works wonders, plus you can make your own scent. 

You'll need:

  • 1 cup soda ash
  • 1 cup baking soda
  • 60mL liquid castile soap
  • 5mL water as needed
  • 2mL essential oil


  • Put the soda ash and baking soda in a food processor and mix. 
  • In a jug mix the castile soap and water together and slowly drizzle the liquid into the powders while the processor is still running to create a white powder. Then add the essential oil and continue to process.
  • Keep in an airtight container and use 1Tbs for an average load, double if you are washing a large load.

Essential oils we love using in our washing powder: 

  • Lavender
  • Patchouli
  • Orange & Lemon
  • Sandalwood
  • Lemongrass
  • Lemon & Lime