My nephew and I recently made a batch of homemade powdered laundry detergent. It is supposed to work very well, and is also supposed to be fine for baby clothes.
We doubled the recipe so that I won’t have to make it as often. I have read that 1/8 cup per load should be enough, maybe just a tablespoon for baby clothes. I will experiment to figure out what will work best in my machine.
Here is the way to tell how much (store bought detergent) you need: Measure small amount into washer under where the water falls when you turn it on. If it suds’, you are fine. If not, add another small amount. I use less than 1/2 cup per load.
As for this mixture, I hear that suds is not an indicator of cleanliness, so I’m not sure that it will suds much. I will have to see.
My nephew and I doubled this recipe so that it would last longer.
1 box washing soda
1 box borax
1 bar fels naptha soap, grated
All of the above are found in the laundry aisle at our local grocery store, Hannaford.
Just mix them all together in a container with a lid.