Make Your Own Washing Soda

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Do you make your own laundry soap? Or your own cleaners?

Did you know you could turn baking soda into washing soda? It is so easy. And it is so much cheaper than buying washing soda.

All you need is baking soda, a pan, and an oven set at 400 degrees

Pour your baking soda in a pan.

Put into a 400 degree oven

Sir occasionally. It will take about an hour to an hour and a half.

When you make it, you will be able to see the difference. Washing soda looks and feels different then baking soda. Washing Soda is grainy, dull, opaque and is separate grains whereas, baking soda is powdery and crystallized and reflects light and clumps together.

The washing soda you make will look a little different then what you buy. When I first started doing this I had to put some baking soda on a plate and put the homemade washing soda next to it so I could tell the difference but after you do it, you will be able to see the difference.

I put baking soda on the top left and store bought washing soda on the top right and the homemade in the middle it is kind of hard to see in the picture but there is a difference.

You can go here for more uses for washing soda.


7 Replies to “Make Your Own Washing Soda”

    1. Post author

      I will do a post in a few days on the uses of washing soda ( will be easier then trying to put it all here lol). When I had my HE washer I still used HM laundry soap I just put it in the drum with the clothes.
      Have a great day

  1. Debbie Kitterman

    Hey, this is awesome – I tried a different recipe years ago, but I didn’t like how it cleaned my clothes – I bet this one works great though.

    I am so glad you could join the party last week at #TuneInThursday. I am so sorry it has taken me so long to get around to commenting on your post, I had a retreat I was speaking at this past weekend, and it put me behind a few days.

  2. Jann Olson

    I use to make some of my cleaning materials, but haven’t for a while. Thanks for sharing with SYC.