"Wisdom has built her House, she has hewn out her Seven Pillars" Proverbs 9:1
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Ordinary Laundry Liquid:
Makes approx. 9
 ltrs.  (It is best to have a large plastic tub or kitchen bin with 9lt marked on it, and a large jug to help)
1/2 cup of grated sunlight soap
1 1/2 cups boiling water
1/2 cup borax              (both borax & washing soda can be found in the supermarket)
1/2 cup washing soda
place grated soap and  1/2 cup boiling water into saucepan, stir until fully dissolved (if not fully dissolved the mixture will separate when cold - using a strainer and a bit more boiling water can help to get the last bits). Add the rest of the boiling water and stir, then add both the borax and washing soda. (if your grey water goes out onto your lawn or vegie garden you may not want to add the borax).  Stir till all dissolved and well mixed.  Pour into bucket and gradually add in about 5 litres of hot water, stirring , then add cold water to make up to 9ltrs.  This is now the stage where you can add some essential oil fragrance if you wish.   To bottle you may find it easier to pour from the bucket into a large jug then into bottles.  Shake before use - use 1/4 - 1/2 cup per load.  Can be used in both top and front load washing machines as it has low suds

Sharms Super Laundry Detergent:
Sometimes I've found the above recipe could use a little bit extra and after looking at the American ingredients, it seems the soaps they use in their washing liquid recipes actually have a bit of stain remover in them.  With that in mind, and a husband who works on machinery - here is this recipe
To the above recipe just alter the sunlight soap amount to 1/3 cup  and add 1/4 cup of grated sard wonder soap.  Do everything else the same.  This is a new recipe I am trying out, but feel free to give it a try as well.

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