Several months ago I shared with you a homemade liquid laundry detergent recipe that I had been using for some time and seen good results. However, recently I ran across this recipe for a dry laundry detergent recipe on Pinterest that many swore to be the next best thing since sliced bread. Given so many positive reviews I decided to try it. Here’s my results.
3. All that was left to do was to place the soap in a storage container and label it for use. You use only 1 tablespoon per load.
6. The dry laundry detergent appears to clean clothes better than the liquid laundry detergent. Thanks to the addition of the baking soda and Oxyclean, even my most challenging stains (namely Teacup’s blowouts) are almost eliminated without the extra help of a stain removal. I probably will still use a stain removal such as Shout to get it even cleaner but this detergent definitely helps.
Why do I think baking soda is included in this recipe in addition to washing soda?
While I can’t vouch for everything, this article on how to use baking soda in the laundry definitely helped me understand this one. Basically, baking soda is a good deodorizer, fabric softener, and neutralizer. It also helps control suds in our high efficiency washers.