After the climate march in Brussels last weekend, I decided to make a little more effort than I was doing lately. Cutting down on plastic as one of the intentions, obliged me to make a big batch of laundry soap.
I fine-tuned my laundry soap recipe a bit and picked citronella oil this time, to add antibacterial properties to the soap. It smells good too!
With the prices going up, up , up we can save a reasonable penny with making our own products.
Most importantly it’s cutting down on plastics and water pollution.Course: non foodCuisine: DIYKeyword: laundry soapServings: 120 unitsIngredients
- 5 liter water
- 300 ml sodium cristals
- 5 tablespoons brown soap heaped
- 40 drops citronella essential oil
- 40 drops geranium essential oil
- 40 drops Bergamot essential oil
- 3 tbsp salt
- Heat up a large pot with the water and add 5 tablespoons heaped with the brown soap. Then add the soda crystals and salt.
- Stir occasionally so the soap blends with the water.
- When the soap is almost blended, you’ll see a layer on top of the water. Add the drops of essential oil, stir and cover with a lid.
- When all the soap is diluted, you can turn of the heat.
- Let is cool down while stirring once in a while.
- You can use a funnel to poor the substance in old bottles.
- Use one measure cap for one machine. Vinagre can be used as a softener and with very dirty clothes I add a bit of soda crystals directly in the soap compartiment.
Let me know what you think of the recipe. Which oils do you prefer to add to your laundry?