This is the recipe of my washing detergent, its eco, earth kind AND crazy easy to make....winner! If you're thinking of making the jump to rid yourself of chemical home cleaners then this is a good place to start, it will take about the same amount of time make as it does to drink half a cup of tea!
1 100% vegetable oil unscented soap
250 mls worth Washing Soda Crystals
20 drops of Essential Oil (I use lemon and eucalyptus)
Using a large pan with about 1 pint of water and bring to the boil.
Whilst the water is being brought to the boil, completely grate the bar of soap add this to the boiling water
You must make sure that all the soap has been completely dissolved before taking off the heat.
Pour 250 mls worth of the washing soda crystals into a measuring jug then top up with water to make 1 litre, add to the pan.
Finally add around 20 drops of your chosen essential oil(s) and mix together with a whisk to combine into a gluey glop .... Take it off the heat and allow to cool a little then pour into an air tight jar, it will keep for months.
To use simply add a heaped 1 tablespoon for small loads and up to 4 for very large loads directly into the drum of your washing machine.
* if you are pregnant please seek professional advise before using any essential oils*