Natural Laundry Products

Laundry Powder

Makes 840g

What you'll need:

  • 250 g Baking Soda
  • 165 g Castile Soap (grated)
  • 250 g Washing Soda
  • 115 g Epsom Salt
  • 60 g Table Salt
  • Up to 20 drops of essential oil – we’ve used a blend of Lemon for its powerful stain remover and antibacterial properties, and Lavender for its antiseptic, antiviral, calming effect.

Directions:

  1. Grate/finely chop the castile soap
  2. Combine all of the dry ingredients in a food processor and blend until fine (if you don’t have a blender or food processor place all of the ingredients in a bowl and whisk vigorously), the finer the better!
  3. Add your selection of essential oils
  4. Mix again until essential oils are evenly distributed Pour into your airtight container
  5. Add 1-2 tablespoons to your washing machine per load.

 

Fabric Softener

Makes 475ml

What you'll need:

  • 200 ml vinegar
  • 25 ml vegetable glycerin
  • 200 ml distilled water
  • Up to 10 drops of essential oil

Directions:

  1. Combine white vinegar and glycerine in a glass jar.
  2. Add essential oils, if desired, and shake to combine.
  3. Top up the bottle with distilled water. Shake again to combine
  4. Add 2 tablespoons to the fabric softener dispenser of your washing machine or add to the rinse cycle.

Wool Dryer Ball

What you'll need:

  • 1 x ball of 100% wool
  • Pantyhose

Directions:

  1. Wrap wool around two of your fingers 10 times
  2. Remove the wool from your fingers and wrap more wool around the middle in a cross shape 10 times
  3. Continue wrapping around the wool from every angle, wrapping 5-10 times before moving to a new angle
  4. When your ball is the size of a tennis ball, cut the end and pull it through the ball with your crochet hook
  5. Repeat until you have finished your ball of wool
  6. Place your wool balls in the pantyhose, knotting the pantyhose between the balls and run through the wash and dry cycle until they become solid balls - approximately 4 cycles
  7. Remove from pantyhose and add 5 drops of essential oil to each ball (if using)
  8. To use, place in the dryer instead of dryer sheets.

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