Saturday, 20 June 2015

Homemade laundry detergent

Over the last couple of years I have made all sorts of different concoctions to add to my laundry detergents, they all work well. I have wanted to make my own detergent for sometime. This week I have been researching different recipes and read many reviews, it has come to my mind that most people want to make one recipe to suit all their laundry requirements, I don't think that's possible.
I have made a base solution and will add different concoctions to certain garments. I thought about my nan today (I think of her everyday), nan loved to do her laundry, she done a lot of hand washing even tho she had a washing machine. Nan would soak a lot of her linen, she would say to me " a bit of soap and water costs nothing".
I have been using white vinegar as a water softener for years now and its the best :)

This week I was frying louie some fish and did not have my apron on, my dress got slightly splashed, I soaked the spot in my solution for 30 minutes before I put it in the wash, stain gone!

This afternoon we went to our grandchildren's school fete, I did not feel comfortable taking photo's because you do not know if parents agree or not, but I did manage to take this shot of our darling Eliza...

A photo of our garden this evening x