You are going to love cutting down your outgoings by making your own DIY Laundry Detergent Pods. They couldn’t be easier!
Whilst it’s getting harder by the day to make more money, the smart people know that saving money is where you can really get ahead. Rather than pay full retail price for mainly pretty packaging, get smart and savvy with your savings. There is very little that you cannot make at home and for a fraction of the price!
One of our favourite Sites E-how has come up with a simple recipe for these Diy Laundry Pods. They suggest that the Store Bought version is $20 for 70 pods whereas their recipe yields 120 pods for $25. That’s a substantial saving right there!
They also are compatible with all washing machines including Top Loaders, Front Loaders and HE models which is a real bonus. While you’re here be sure that you check out our very popular post – ‘How To Clean Your Washing Machine Like A Pro’ – you can view it here
You will also be excited to learn how you can make a years worth of Laundry Detergent for $30. ‘One Good Thing by Jilly’ has a video tutorial so click the Play button above to view ⇑
How To Make DIY Laundry Pods -:
- Laundry bar soap (we used Fels-Naptha for this tutorial)
- Super washing soda
- Large bowl
- Ice cube tray or small silicone mold
You will notice that the recipe calls for Washing Soda. Do you know what the difference between Washing Soda and Baking Soda is and did you know that a simple process can turn your Baking Soda into Washing Soda.
It’s true. There is no need to purchase Washing Soda specially.
The Difference Between Baking Soda and Washing Soda -:
What’s The difference between Baking Soda and Washing Soda? Many people wonder what the difference is and if they are interchangeable. The following information was found on the Boston Website and we’re sure you’ll find it helpful
“They are similar but not quite the same and, for most purposes, not interchangeable. Washing soda, or sodium carbonate, is two sodium atoms attached to a carbonate group (a carbon atom and three oxygens).
Baking Soda or sodium bicarbonate (and sometimes called sodium hydrogen carbonate) has one of the sodium atoms replaced by a hydrogen atom. Both occur naturally as minerals and are often prepared in factories from more commonly occurring minerals like calcium carbonate (chalk) and sodium chloride (salt). In earlier times, sodium carbonate was extracted primarily from the ashes of seaweeds and certain land plants. Both sodas are alkaline, meaning they will neutralize acids, but washing soda is the stronger. Alkalis react with the chemicals in many stains, particularly those involving oil and grease, and help take them out. Washing soda is better at removing stains, but both can be used for this purpose.
Sodium carbonate is also used as a food additive (E500) to reduce acidity and help keep powders from clumping. It helps baked goods like breads rise by releasing carbon dioxide when it is heated or reacts with acids.
It is, however, corrosive and has to be used in foods with great care. For household cooking, baking soda is almost always used; it’s much milder and there’s usually no need to use strong alkalis in cooking, since the acids in items like fruits and vinegar aren’t strong.
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Sodium bicarbonate is commonly used to relieve acid indigestion and is added to toothpaste and mouthwash as a gentle mechanical abrasive and neutralizer of tooth-dissolving acids. Baking soda can also extinguish small electrical and grease fires, so it’s a good thing to keep near the stove”
How To Turn Baking Soda Into Washing Soda -:
All you need to do according to E-How is pour out some Baking Soda into a baking tray and bake at 450 degrees Farenheit for an hour. That’s it. When cooled, you can store it in an air tight jar for future use. Now you have your very own Washing Soda. Bet you didn’t think it would be that easy!
We have also included these Laundry Detergent Tablets from ‘Angela Says’ – you can find the recipe here and for the Laundry Pods that were featured at the top of the page you can find the full recipe here — Diy Laundry Pods