I was lucky enough to attend a Thermomix meeting in which a lovely consultant shared with us her recipe for homemade laundry powder. I read in the Sunday Times “body+soul” section on 22 August 2010 that laundry detergents have “a variety of chemicals” and “ingestion may cause nausea, vomiting, convulsion and coma. Many people experience chemical sensitivity to dyes and perfumes”. How fantastic it is to be able to share with you this chemical free and very effective washing powder. Oh and there is also the added bonus of saving money too 🙂
Nikki’s Homemade Laundry Powder
770 grams Lectric washing soda
3 bars of Velvet soap, roughly chopped
30 ml Bluo
1 tsp lavender oil (or essential oil of choice)
Add Velvet soap bars to TM bowl and process for 30 seconds on speed 9.
Add Lectric washing soda and mix for 30 seconds on speed 9. While mixing, add in Bluo and lavender oil.
Add ¼ cup to a 7 kg wash load.
Suitable for front and top loading washing machines.
Bluo can be omitted but is great for white washes.
In addition, the powder is safe for you and the environment and works out a lot cheaper than buying commercial laundry powder. Both Lectric washing soda and Bluo can be brought from supermarkets in the laundry isle (I have seen both at Woolworths and my local IGA). The powder can be just popped in the wash with your clothes except in the case of a cold wash in which instance the powder should be dissolved in warm water first. Please note also that while it is great for most washes, it is not suitable for washing woolens.
Well much has happen since I first posted this…Nikki and I are now group leaders with Thermomix and we both have our own facebook pages. You can join Nikki and her Thermomix adventures at Thermogirlnikki https://www.facebook.com/#!/Thermogirl. In case you haven’t discovered my facebook page you can find me at Thermomix Essentials https://www.facebook.com/#!/pages/Thermomix-Essentials/138914936156010 Happy washing!!! xx