After playing with Lux flakes (slime) earlier in the week here it reminded me that i needed to make more laundry liquid up.
I've noticed that there are now many laundry liquid recipes floating around the blogosphere which is interesting and heartening to see as it means many people are giving it a try and doing away with the expense of buying laundry powder and liquids!
I prefer to use Rhonda's basic formula from her wonderful Down to Earth blog visit here for recipe and i have tweaked it a little for my own family's use. We have really rich red dirt here that stains clothes easily so i like to also grate a bar of Sard wonder soap and add a little more water…usually taking it to 12 litres (what a bargain!)
It is such a simple process and Rhonda explains it so well that there really is nothing more i could add except that i grate the extra bar of soap and add to first step with a little more water. Sometimes i use lux flakes if i have them handy but other times i grate a bar of sunlight soap as i always have a stash of those in the cupboard! This is all you need (forgot to take a pic of sard soap before i grated but it's just a stain remover soap)
Great work! It looks like a lot, but with two little ones I am sure you’ll be making more detergent before you know it! : ) xo m.
Yes, i seem to have a few loads of washing everyday and we do get through it pretty quickly which is why it is such a money saver! Thanks so much for stopping by.
rebekah @ justfordaisy says
I have also tweaked Rhonda’s fabulous recipe and use it for all our washing needs! Love it! And especially the savings for our family!
Any ideas on whether this recipe is suitable for front loaders? They seem to be a bit more temperamental then top loaders.. Thanks…
I know quite a few people that have used it for front loaders and they have no problem with it Marissa! You may just have to fiddle with the quantity you put in i guess…i have never owned a front loader so not sure sorry!