Recycle your soap remains
If you are a hotel soap bar collector or if you just don’t know what to do with your soap remains, I’ve got a solution for you:
Make your own laundry powder!!
It’s THE perfect solution to recycle your soap remains and thus avoid trashing soap rests.
I mean, why throwing away a product that can still have a second life?
You can do your part to protect our planet… and save money at the same time!
Think about it…
If you make your own laundry powder, no need anymore to buy an expensive laundry detergent. This means that:
- you won’t have to trash another plastic container when you’re done;
- you won’t spoil the wasted water with chemicals spreading and polluting water tables;
- you won’t have your clothes full of chemicals potentially hazardous for you and your family;
- you’ll be carbon neutral as your laundry powder won’t come from the other side of the earth but from the counter top of your kitchen;
- and you’ll save a lot of money, because let’s be honest, laundry detergent is the hell of expensive !
That’s a lot of good reasons, isn’t it?
So I’m happy to share with you my own laundry powder recipe that I’ve been using for several years now. If you have another recipe, please feel free to share as I always love trying new stuff!
My Laundry Powder Recipe
- 200g / 7oz of dried soap remains (cleaning action)
- 100g / 3.5oz of natural Borax (degreasing action)
- 50g / 1.75oz of baking soda (disinfectant action)
- Tea Tree essential oil (antiseptic action)
Grate or chop finely the soap.
Mix it with Borax and backing soda.
Add some drops of essential oil.
Transfer the powder in a glass jar.
And you’re done! Easy right?
And if some of you have some questions on Borax, I found this very interesting article from Katie Wells.