Make your own Laundry Liquid
Can you look in your
laundry and bathroom cupboards and find umpteen tins and bottles
of pungent, toxic cleaners?
One whiff of any of them will probably leave you short of
breath. These cleaners are wiped around toilet seats,
baths and kitchen surfaces, not to mention the fact that
our clothes are drenched in them each time we do the washing.
A lot of cleaning products
are absorbed by our skin. Many are carcinogenic and
many can affect our central nervous system.
So far we have only mentioned the affect on our bodies but
what about the affect on our environment. That's
another story we don't need to go into here as you are well
aware of how fragile it is.
Lets get down to something
constructive and make some healthy cleaners. Most of
ingredients are in your pantry right now, so let's get
Make Your Own Laundry Liquid
Instructions & Method
1 cup water
1/4 bar soap
12 cups hot tap water
4 tablespoons washing soda
2 tablespoons borax
Put the cup of
water in a saucepan on the stove. Whilst
you are heating it up grate the soap into that
same saucepan. A potato peeler is good for
this job. Stir the soap flakes until they
are melted into the hot water.
Put the 12 cups of
hot water into a bucket. Tip in the hot
soapy water into the bucket and stir. Add
the washing soda and stir again. Lastly
add the borax and, of course, stir again.
Allow to cool.
Use as per normal.
This will make a
small amount of laundry liquid. If
you like it then next time make it in bulk.
You can of course add lavender oil (or other
aromatic oils) to give your washing a fresh