Everyday laundering of clothes
The most simple, easy, effective and cheap recipe:
If I have a wash that requires a simple clean and wash with no serious stains. This recipe can be used. Simply use three or four soap nuts placed in a muslin bag (this comes with your first order of soap nuts). I then put up to 10 drops of my chosen essential oil, usually Ylang Ylang or Lavender in the bag and place the muslin bag in with the wash.
Soap nuts are from the soap tree and come in a large kilo bag which you can get on Ebay. I paid no more than £13 for the entire bag and I am about a third of the way through the bag. This is because I tend to reuse the soap nuts a few times and can get at least two washes out of each batch of nuts.
Another really easy thing to do is just add approximately 2 tablespoons of bicarbonate of soda and 10 drops of essential oil straight in with the clothes.
Or use any of the recipes below for a more traditional homemade product.