The first being the fact that it´s my 50th post, since I started blogging 3 months ago. Not bad I think, I never thought I would get to this stage this quick.
The second one is the fact that I have officially become "green". Although I have for some time just used the "Earth" range of cleaning products, I had never attempted to make my own cleaning agents.
Thanks to Rhonda who has lots of home made Green cleaning recipes, I decided to try my hand at making my own Laundry Liquid..
I bought all ingredients on Wednesday when I went shopping, and bought a copy of the "Women´s Weekly", which is actually the most loved Australian monthly (not weekly) magazine, and to my surprise there was an article about Rhonda and how to have a simple life and the laundry liquid recipe was in the magazine too.
|The ingredients used|
It´s simple to make, takes about 30 minutes and the ingredients are available in the supermarket.
1 1/2 lt water
1 bar of laundry soap, grated on a cheese grater or 1 cup Lux flakes
1/2 cup washing soda (not baking soda or bicarb soda)
1/2 cup borax
10 litre bucket
Wooden spoon for mixing
Bottles to store the mixture
1 - In a medium saucepan add water and soap. Stir over medium heat until soap is dissolved. Add washing soda and borax and stir until thickened and remove from heat.
2 - Pour mixture into a 10 litre bucket then fill the bucket with water from the tap. Stir to combine the ingredients. The laundry liquid will thicken as it cools.
3 - Store in clean plastic or glass bottles, but do not fill to the top - mixture needs to be shaken before each use.
4 - Use 1/4 cup or 1 laundry scoop of mixture per load or monitor to see what works for you.
It´s suitable for top and front loading machines. This liquid will not make suds.
Cost: $4,50 for 10lt.
|The 10 litre bucket|