Natural DIY Laundry Liquid Recipe

Here are Project Roots we ask all guests to use all natural products on skin and hair whilst here because our showers drain into our land and nourish some of our plant life and they would not be able to do that if toxic products were being washed away with the water.  And, we also do the same with all our cleaning products and gardening bits n bobs also.

We make many of our own products, which we often run workshop about and we sell some of them in our Wee Wonky Shopee and the rest are supplied by some of our amazing friends creating amazing natural products themselves.


Here’s our natural laundry liquid recipe for you:


50g (1.8 oz) of a bar of soap (the bits from the end of a bar(s) are perfect), grated

2 litres (3.5 pints) of water

100g (3.5 oz) borax substitute (it is actually called this and you can pick this up in most supermarkets)

100g (3.5 oz) soda crystals (you can pick this up in most supermarkets)

100ml (3.5 fl oz) of white vinegar

30/40 drops of essential oils (antibacterial oils like lavender and tea-tree work well, as do any of the citrus oils).



1. Pour half the water (1 liter) into a saucepan and bring to the boil and then turn down to simmer.

2. Add the grated soap and allow to dissolve (stirring occasionally).

3. Add the borax substitute and soda crystals  and stir again until dissolved.

4.  Take off the heat and add the remaining liter of water, then the vinegar and stir well.

5. Add your selection of essential oils.

6. Pour the mixture into any old glass or plastic bottles using a funnel.  Make sure to leave an inch or so at the top of the bottle so you can shake it before each use (as it will separate when standing for a while).

7. Allow to cool and then pop the lid on.

This laundry liquid can be used inside the drum or in the drawer and you will need approximately 50ml per wash.


For more natural product recipes check out Faith Canter’s (our founder)…

Website/blog here

Living A Life Less Toxic book here

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