Washing Soda is an essential ingredient in making your own laundry detergent, and I have had many people from countries all over the world asking me about an alternative because they can’t buy it where they are. Who knew it was so easy to make at home??? If you can get your hands on baking soda…you have the ingredients to make your own WASHING SODA. All you need is an OVEN.
Grab a cookie sheet, spread a box (or a thick layer) of baking soda on it and stick it in the oven at 400 degrees for 1 hour.
Even though most of us can easily find washing soda on the shelves of our local grocery store…it occurred to me after making my own that as long as I have this great big bag of baking soda on hand why wouldn’t I just make my own washing soda as well? I couldn’t come up with a reason. :-)
So hopefully this post will be helpful to those of you who can’t find washing soda where you live…AND to those who are looking to save $$! (Which pretty much includes ALL of us! Right??) :-)