Making your own laundry soap
- 2 cups water
- 1.5oz/45g 100% Pure Coconut bar soap
- 1/4 cup Washing Soda
- 1/8 cup Borax

Step 1: Bring water to a boil in a small saucepan.
Step 2: Grate the 1.5oz bar of natural 100% pure coconut bar soap.
Step 3: Once water has boiled, turn down heat and add the soap shavings to the saucepan. Heat over low heat until the soap is melted and completely combined with the hot water.
Step 4: Add 2.5 litres of hot tap water to a 5 litre bucket. Add the melted soap, borax and washing soda. Fill the bucket to the top with hot tap water. Let sit overnight to thicken.

Yield: 5 litres

Directions for use:
For HE machines, use 1/8 cup per load.
For top-loading machines, use 1/4 cup per load.

This soap is thick. If you prefer a liquid soap, use a 10L container, or fill your old empty and cleaned containers of commercial brand laundry detergent half way, then top of with water. Shake before each use. Double the quantity needed in each load.

Homemade powdered laundry detergent
- 3oz/90g 100% Pure Coconut bar soap
- 1 cup Washing Soda
- 3/4 cup Borax
- 1/4 cup Baking Soda
- 5-10 drops Essential Oil (optional)

Step 1: Grate entire bar of natural 100% pure coconut soap using very fine grater.

Step 2: Thoroughly stir all ingredients together for 10 minutes. Keep mixing until all ingredients are thoroughly blended so you do not end up with a tablespoon of just one of the ingredients in your washing machine. It will not harm your clothes, but it will not be as cleaning either. Add your favorite essential oil, if desired.

Step 3: Use 1 tbsp per load.
1 – 2 tablespoons for heavily soiled loads.

Yield: 38 loads

This recipe costs only $3.25 for .6kg made with Awakken 100% pure coconut bar soap. Compares with Awakken's All Natural Laundry Detergent Washing Soda ($11.99/1.2kg - $6.99/.6kg), Rockin' Green ($15.95/.6kg), Nellie's Laundry Soda ($9.99/.6kg) and Charlie’s Soap Laundry Powder ($17.99/1.2kg). We've tested all of these and can honestly say that Awakken works harder and rinses cleaner in our hard water. Different brands may work better in different water. Sometimes the addition of baking soda or washing soda is all that is needed to soften your hard water and boost your natural detergent.

High Efficiency (HE) Washers
HE front-load washers require 'special' soap for one reason alone – low suds. Because they use less water, they require soap that is less sudsy. The good news is, this homemade detergent is VERY low suds. Why? Because it is natural and no chemicals are a

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