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ONE Ingredient Homemade Laundry Detergent

Homemade Laundry Detergent

made with Horse Chestnuts / Conkers If you have a Horse Chestnut tree outside your home, collect as many as you can and start making your own laundry detergent from these natural soap nuts. If you don't have a tree near your home, come into our store and grab

some from us! Soap nuts are becoming high in demand around Europe.

They contain a natural compound called Saponin.

These are a great alternative to conventional detergents and synthetic soaps; especially for those with sensitive skin.

You will save a few pennies too! Here's how to make your own natural detergent in 3 easy steps:

Ingredients: 50g / 8-9 soap nuts 1 Litre of boiled water Instructions: 1. Begin by chopping up the conkers with a sharp knife or you can put them into a plastic bag and use a a large rolling pin to crush them. (be careful not to crush them too much as you will have small bits of the nuts in the detergent.

2. Add these to a bowl and pour 1 litre of boiling water over them. Leave them to soak for a minimum of 30mins or you can leave them overnight.

3. Use a strainer to separate the liquid into an empty container and keep the remaining pieces to use again.

Reusing the soap nuts: You can dry the left over crushed nuts by using a dehydrator or keep them on a low shelf in the oven on a low temperature until they have dried out.

Each time you use the nuts, you will need to leave them soaking for a longer period of time (about 4-5 hours more than the previous soak). The liquid will keep for 7 days in the refrigerator.

LABLE THE CONTAINER AS THIS SUBSTANCE IS POISONOUS IF CONSUMED. Directions for use: 1/3 - 1/2 Cup of Detergent per load of laundry.

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