I love this homemade laundry powder! We've been using it on our laundry for over a year now and it's worked great for us. One of the first products I started making at home when we switched to a more natural lifestyle was laundry powder. This recipe was given to me by a friend and I've since modified it a little to meet our needs.
It started out without the Dr. Bronner's castile soap (and omits borax which you'll find in most homemade recipes) because I intended to use it on our cloth diaper loads as well. However, after a couple of months, I couldn't get the stink out of the diapers and quickly realized that this laundry powder wasn't the best for us in terms of cloth diaper loads. I then switched to a store bought free & clear detergent strictly for our cloth diapers and was much happier in that regard.
We have, however, still been using the recipe below on all of our everyday laundry and it works well for us.
Homemade Laundry Powder
3 cups Arm & Hammer Washing Soda
1 cups Arm & Hammer Baking Soda
1 cups Earth Friendly Products Oxo-Brite Non-Chlorine Bleach Powder (or another bleach powder such as Oxi-Clean FREE or BioKleen Oxygen Bleach Plus)
1 bar Dr. Bronner's Castile Soap, grated