Make your own liquid laundry wash for woollens/delicates
I still love making up this liquid, it is so easy and it makes a bucketful which lasts for quite a long time. I’ve had emails from women who get together over a few wines and make a batch, then split it up and take it home.
So why not try this yourself this weekend?
Natural Liquid Laundry Wash For Woollens
½ bar or 70g Castile or vegetable-based or Sunlight soap, grated (you can find both liquid and bar Castile soaps in our online store)
1.5 litres water
½ cup Wendyls Premium Soda Ash (washing soda)
1 litre hot water
Place soap in a saucepan with 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 quite as much but it will still work).
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 1/2 cup of mixture per load. If really thick give the bottle a shake and squeeze.
For a nice fragrance add about 20 drops lavender oil at the end before pouring into the bottles, or try eucalyptus oil, which is great for woollens.
You’ll need half a cup per average sized load.