DB took this lovely picture this week, out on his early morning walk with Ruby:
I don't know why, but when I run out of homemade washing machine liquid, I always have to make myself make some. It was done yesterday and took less than 5 minutes. Really woman, pull yourself together!
So simple to make. Into an empty 4 pint plastic milk bottle container, add:
1/4 cup washing soda crystals followed by about a cup of near boiling water - swirl to blend.
Add 1/4 cup washing up liquid (I use Ecover) or washing machine liquid detergent (I would use baby stuff) - swirl to blend
Gently top up with cold water to avoid creating too many bubbles. I make two containers up at a time.
BEFORE USE: Shake gently then use about 1 cup per wash.
Costs a small amount of money and cleans most clothes except perhaps heavily soiled items. If I know of a stain, I use a stain remover bar before washing.
You can if you wish add a few drops of essential oils if using a scentless liquid. Tea tree and lavender work well.