Thursday 28 September 2017

New Laundry Liquid

I have been trialling a new adapted laundry liquid for a few months now and can recommend it. The full recipe for it came from here.

Take 1/4 cup (50g) of washing soda crystals and dissolve in 1/2 litre recently boiled water:
Pour into a 2 litre clean and dry milk container or something similar and top up with 1 1/2 litres cool water:
Add 1/4 cup of your chosen laundry liquid. I used to use non-bio but find I am now getting a better wash with bio, even though I don't like using it. The choice is yours:
Put the cap on and gently rotate to mix everything together. Remove cap and leave to cool:
This milk bottle has a purple cap so once cool, I shall add 15 to 20 drops of lavender essential oil. My other bottle has a green cap and gets Lemongrass essential oil added to it.

Before use, gently shake to distribute contents and oil, then use 1/4 to 1/3 cup per wash. Current cost per 1/4 cup is 5.9p per wash or 1/3 cup 7.9p per wash. Pretty economical!


  1. Nice! I have a couple of different recipes that I use too. I love experimenting with different laundry liquid methods.

  2. Sounds great. Will be giving that ago once I get some oil. Do you use fabric softener?

    1. Essential oils not essential., No to fabric conditioner, we use a 1/4 cup of clear vinegar. Softens okay, removes some static and doesn't leave a smell. We are lucky that a shop not too far away sells it in one gallon containers.

  3. I like this. I will try it. Saves money and dilutes nasty chemicals. Less plastic waste. It is a winner.


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