I Love the Smell of Clean: Homemade Laundry Liquid

Well here is another post from my old blog! I have handed out this recipe for our homemade laundry liquid so many times and so figured it is just too popular to not keep passing on! Hopefully you enjoy the smell of clean!

From February 18th 2010:

So I have been meaning to put this recipe up here for a long time. This Homemade Laundry Liquid recipe is courtesy of my lovely friend, Ness. So here is how to make the laundry liquid that we use in our house.

1 bar Sunlight laundry soap
1/2 cup of Letric Washing Soda
10 litres of water

First grate the bar of soap into a decent size saucepan and then add 1 litre of boiling water from the kettle. Stir this on medium heat on the stove top until the soap has completely dissolved. Add the washing soda, and mix really well. Transfer the mixture into a container that will hold 10 litres and add hot tap water to fill, stir really well, it should be really runny. Let it sit overnight, and in the morning it will be set like jelly. Give it a really good stir, or you can roll up your sleeves and squish it between your fingers to mix. Then just add 1/4 of a cup per load of washing. If you want your washing to smell like something other than clean, you could add 5mls of your favourite essential oil. I don’t do this, as I love just the plain fresh smell of my clothes.

This is safe for front loaders. Also if you have any stains on your clothes you can pre treat them with a scoop of the liquid and give it a scrub with a nail brush.

If you like to use fabric softener, I recommend using 1/4 of a cup of vinegar instead, it is amazing!

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