Wednesday, 13 January 2021

Lovely sunrise at 08:15

DB took this lovely picture this week, out on his early morning walk with Ruby:


So pretty:)

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.


10 comments:

  1. I just use Ecover washing liquid so as to minimise the bad effects on the environment. Aren't the washing soda crystals bad for the environment - and possibly your clothes?

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    1. Not as far as I can ascertain, see here:
      https://www.netdoctor.co.uk/healthy-living/a28480/best-natural-cleaning-products-that-work/
      I have used it for years in all manner of cleaning.

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  2. I have never made my own washing liquid before, I may give this a go. Do you use a softener as well.

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    1. Not a bought one. I use a 1/4 cup of clear vinegar.

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  3. Does homemade washing liquid work in a high efficiency machine? Must do some research as your recipe looks easy.

    God bless.

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    1. I don’t know is the simple answer. This produces none to little suds, especially when using Ecover washing up liquid in the recipe.

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  4. I've never made washing liquid either - it looks easy is I can get hold of some washing soda crystals. Must look out for it. Thanks.
    xx

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    1. They do tend to disappear in the supermarkets. You can buy it online.

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  5. I went to buy soda Crystal's before Christmas for the drains and couldn't get any.

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    1. Can be a bit hit and miss. Sometimes, it is several shops before we find any. I buy two at a time to be sure.

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