This recipe isn’t edible!
It is however delicious on your clothes and a brilliant earth friendly alternative to the everyday nasties found in commercial laundry products.
This recipe makes a huge 25 litres and using 1 tablespoon per load adds up to approximately 1675 loads of laundry costing around 3 cents per load.
I recommend sourcing or buying a 25-litre bucket with a lid to make and store your liquid in.
This recipe is suitable for both front and top loaders.
1 box of Lux flakes (700 grams of grated soap)
1 cup of bicarbonate of soda (baking soda)
A couple of drops of eucalyptus or tea tree oil
1. Place the soap flakes, bicarb and essential oils into the bucket.
2. Add 2 litres of boiling water. Using a stick blender, blend the mix really well and let stand overnight. The mixture should go thick and gluggy.
3. The next day the mixture will be thicker. Add another 2 litres of boiling water, blend and sit overnight.
4. Continue adding 2 litres of boiling water and blending each day till bucket is full.