Thursday, 17 November 2011

Home made laundry liquid

In an attempt to further our frugality I decided to try making laundry liquid. 

Here is the recipe which I found at Frugal and Thriving. It works out to around 1c per load apparently (but I didn't do the calculation so you can either trust my second hand info from internetland or do the calculation yourself.. :P)


11/2 litres of water
1 bar of soap, grated (vegetable soap, homemade soap, laundry soap or lux flakes)
1/2 cup washing soda crystals (you will find it in the laundry isle)
1/2 cup of borax (also in the laundry isle)
  • In a saucepan, combine some of the water and the soap and stir over a medium heat until the soap is dissolved.
  • Add the washing soda and borax and stir until thickened.
  • Pour the mixture into a 10 litre bucket and then fill with hot tap water. Stir to combine. (It will become like egg whites)
  • At this point, you could add a few drops of your favourite essential oil for fragrance (eucalyptus or lavender are great).
  • When cool, store in a plastic container.
  • Use 1/4 cup per load

This recipe filled the three blue bottles, one Earth Choice bottle and half the nappy bucket!



I won't be needing to make any more for a LONG time! 

2 comments:

ashley said...

Sounds great, is it a good detergent? Nappies and work gear are major parts of our wash here and want cheap, eco and effective!
Stumbled on your blog recently and am enjoying your recipes, tips etc. Lovely little place;) ashley

Ashwee said...

It works really well. We have been using it since this post was written and everything is still coming up nice and clean! Nappies are a major part of our wash too.

:)

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