I read about this laundry liquid over at Mr Homemaker, and I thought, why not? Sard soap and dish washing liquid can't be that different, can they? I bought the cheapest dish washing liquid I could find, spending one whole dollar for 1 litre for a home brand. I already had the Borax and Washing Soda from previously making laundry liquid. It is a super simple method as there is no grating of a bar of soap and there is also no stirring of laundry liquid ingredients, on the stove top, for what seems like an eternity, waiting for the soap to melt.
So far it has been good, it is very thin and look almost clear but then again it isn't loaded with c@#p either. I still add a scoop of foxy action to white loads or grubby loads (ie. smelly fishing clothes) at the time of doing the load of washing and everything is coming out fresh and clean. I also added 2 tablespoons of Eucalyptus oil, when mixing it up with the hot water, to make the clothes smell fresh. So, I say give it a go, there is literally nothing to lose.
|Ingredients for Laundry Liquid, Take 2- |
1/2 cup each of Borax and Washing Soda, 1 cup of own brand dishwashing liquid and 10 litres of really hot tap water
|Mix first three ingredients together and then pour this mixture into the 10 litres of really hot water, stir to dissolve|
|Decant into bottles, that are easy to pour from, and store the rest in a large container|
So, tell me, has any one else tried this "recipe" before, let me know what you think.