Make your own cleaning products

There is money to be saved at the checkout if you make your own cleaning products. Here are some recipes to try.

Liquid Laundry Detergent

1.5 litres water

1 bar of laundry soap, grated

1/2 cup washing soda

1/2 cup borax

Put water and grated soap in a large saucepan. Stir over medium heat until dissolved completely. Add the washing soda and borax. Stir until thickened and remove from heat. Pour mixture into a bucket and fill with hot water from the tap. Stir to combine. Using a funnel, pour the mixture into plastic containers. This recipe makes 9 – 10 litres. Use 1/2 – 1 cup per load.





Cleaning Paste

Mix together 1/2 cup of home made liquid laundry detergent and 1/2 cup bicarbonate of soda.

Shower Cleaner

I find the vinegar in this cleaner quite pungent. Be sure to keep the bathroom well ventilated when you are using it.

1 cup white vinegar

1 Tbs cornflour

2 Tbs dishwashing liquid

Combine vinegar and cornflour and gently heat, whisking. Allow to cool a bit, add dishwash liquid and mix well. Pour into a spray bottle. Spray over tiles and wipe off with a soft cloth and water.


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  • Melissa says:

    Awesome jo. I have been thinking about a laundry detergent and this sounds relatively easy to make. Better still it’s all natural ingredients and cheap. Will let you k ow how i go.

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