Thursday, October 28, 2010

Washing Liquid

I ran out of washing powder the other day and I was reminded that I had seen a recipe for home made laundry liquid on the Down to Earth blog.  I had all the ingredients needed so made a batch.

1 cup lux flakes, 1/2 cup borax and 1/2 cup of washing soda dissolved in 1.5 litres of water.  Add that to a further 8 litres of water and mix.  Put in containers leaving room to invert as it separates out a lot.

It is doing a good job of cleaning the clothes, but I do use about 2/3 cup rather than the 1/4 cup recommended by Rhonda Jean.  Maybe my average load of clothes is dirtier?  Doesn't matter, it is still easy, and much cheaper than buying washing powder in town.


  1. Awesome Becky! I make it in powder form (with grated sunlight soap), and it seems to do a good job for us. I have tried it without the borax so I could use the wash water on the garden but it doesn't seem to work as well.

  2. Go Becky, well done. I made my second batch a couple of weeks ago, using the soap I made back in March or somthing like that. It's going great and you get so much from just a little bit of soap. Hopefully I'm saving a fortune :)

  3. Well done - does it work in front loaders??? I prefer powder to liquid (dont know why!)
    Down to Earth has great things on it:) I am going to make some of the dog food on there soon.

  4. I've been using it in powdered form for ages and I love it.

    To Kylie, yes it does work in front loaders - that's what I have. I also add vinegar to the fabric softener slot.

  5. I made the powder form and found it worked well, must start alternating again!


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