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Homemade Laundry Detergent

Laundry, Laundry everywhere!

Must be time to make some of my own detergent.

I tried both a powder and liquid version with both working wonders on all our grubby washing, as well as smelling naturally fresh and clean.

Here's How.....

Washing Powder
5 Cups Lux Soap Flakes
7 Cups Borax
3 1/2 Cups of Washing Soda Crystals

Mix all together and place in a large Container, use approx 1/2 a cup per load

Liquid Laundry Detergent - Thanks to Wendyl's Green Goddess

½ bar Castile or vegetable-based or Sunlight soap, grated
1.5 litres of water
½ cup washing soda
50 g borax
1 litre hot water
Place soap in a saucepan with the first quantity of water and heat on low until soap is dissolved. Stir in washing soda and borax. Stir for a few minutes until thickened and remove from heat. (If you're using Castile or vegetable-based soap it won't thicken straight away, but don't worry, it will overnight in the bottles). Add 1 litre of hot water to a bucket. Add soap mixture and mix well. Fill bucket with another 5 litres of hot water and mix well. Pour into old milk bottles or other containers and set aside for 24 hours or until mixture thickens. Use ½ cup of mixture per load. It is easy to squeeze from the bottles as it is quite gluggy.

Happy natural laundering!

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