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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 started:


Now you can make your own laundry washing liquid

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 floral smell.




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