Thursday, August 5, 2010

Green and super clean - part 2

Following on from my green cleaning post the other day. Scouring powder - this is great in the bathroom and kitchen, very easy to make and use. 1 part washing soda 4 parts bi-carb soda Mix well and store in an airtight container. I use a flour shaker to sprinkle it around the bath or shower recess. Apply with a damp cloth or you could make it into a paste with water and apply to stubborn stains. Rinse well after use. I've been trying to find a homemade wool wash recipe for ages. At last I found this one, they say its good for pet bedding as well. I've not used it yet, hopefully tomorrow. Wool wash 300g soap flakes 200ml methylated spirits 50ml eucalyptus oil Place soap flakes and metho in a wide mouthed screw top jar, add oil and stir well. Use 1 tablespoon per garment, mix with a small amount of hot water to dissolve, then add to washing water. I only made half the amount today, enough to try it on the dog beds and some woollens.

Not all soap shavings dissolved, it took ages to reach this stage

I found the recipe here What they don't tell you in the instructions is that it takes ages for the ingredients to mix into a gel. I'm talking 30 minutes plus. I think you would achieve the desired results quicker using finely ground soap flakes, not big chunky ones like mine. I'd love to hear if you have any favourite cleaning recipes that I could try. Hope you have a lovely day Cheers Lisa


Rose said...

These recipes are so straightforward Lisa, thank you for sharing them.

Lisa said...

My pleasure Rose :) Oh BTW I've still not tried the wool wash, maybe tomorrow.