Norfolk based Mum of 3: J, D & PND trying to Keep Calm & Carry On

Saturday, 31 December 2011

Laundry Day...

So being ill for a week or two has left me with mountains of Laundry. Having had a browse on the Old Style Forum on MSE I found a way you can cut down on the price of Washing Powder.

I can't find the exact thread but here is the "recipe"

Home Made Washing Powder
1 kg Soda Crystals (90p)
1 kg Posh Washing Powder
1kg Economy (own brand) Washing Powder

I've mixed mine in a large washing powder carton so it's easy to store.

You only need to use half the amount you used before.

You can also use White Vinegar as Fabric Conditioner which I have done before - forumites tend to say 1 or 2 tbsp is enough. The vinegar & soda crystals soften the water & prevent limescale in your washing machine too so it will last longer.

Hubby likes the smell of fabric conditioner so I compromised when shopping yesterday & bought some of Asda's cheap stuff.

First wash is in I'll let you know how it turns out.


  1. wonder if a drop or two of essential oil in the vinegar might be enough to give That Smell...?

  2. The forumites do recommend using a drop or two of essential oil actually. I'm not sure how much would be enough.

  3. one, probably. If you remind me, I'll bring some with me next time I come.
    And how did it turn out???

  4. Fantasticly & you do only need half the amount :-)