I have been using homemade detergent for several years now, which I am very satisfied with. A few base powders that I mix and that's it. If you want to try it, I put the link right here ;)
For a change I wanted to test a version of liquid detergent. In addition to being extremely quick to make, it is effective and requires only 2 ingredients including water. I'll let you guess the second one :D
Homemade liquid detergent with black soap
Ingredients for the black soap detergent recipe
- 1L of water
- 50g of black soap
The steps of the black soap detergent recipe
Put 50g of black soap in a container then add 1L of water. To mix together. It's ready to use. Did you think it was going to be more complicated than that? No way.
No need to heat, blend or let stand. This really is a quick and easy to make homemade liquid laundry detergent recipe.
For the dosage, you can reuse a measuring cap from your old detergent and the same proportions. Otherwise between 10cl and 20cl per machine depending on the quantity or the state of soiling of the clothes. Shake before each use.
Store black soap detergent in an airtight container, away from light and moisture.
The recipe is made here with liquid black soap, which is easier to mix. If it is black soap paste, dilute it well beforehand in hot water then decant into a container. You can put only 30g because it is more concentrated.
The benefits of black soap for laundry
Produced from olive oil and crushed black olives, black soap is hypoallergenic and 100% biodegradable. It is an ideal cleaner to carry out an economical laundry, respectful of your body and the environment. An excellent stain remover that is a perfect alternative to synthetic detergents.
And the smell? Essential oil or not in the detergent?
We used to assimilate the smell of "clean" to the smell of perfumes and other synthetic components of chemical detergents. So, by using a natural detergent like this with black soap, the first impression would be to say, what will my clothes smell like?
Question to which I answer, the clothes will not smell but do not panic they will be very CLEAN!
I do not recommend using essential oils to perfume laundry because it is simply a waste of product. Essential oils are precious and should be used wisely. Moreover, after rinsing the smell of the essential oil that you have added will not remain on the garment. So to conclude it's expensive, it's not effective and they are not made for that.
A few natural laundry care tips
With Marseille soap
In the event of a stain on the garment, you can rub with real Marseille soap then put in the washing machine.
With sodium percarbonate
A powerful stain remover that does not alter colors. Very effective in restoring whiteness to yellowed or tarnished clothes. Super stain remover especially against organic stains (blood, coffee, tea, perspiration, fruits, vegetables...). It can be used on white and light colors.
In case of stain, form a paste and coat the stain. Leave on for 30min, rub in then machine wash.
To restore shine to clothes, soak them in 2 tablespoons of percarbonate diluted in 2 liters of hot water for about 2 hours or more, then machine wash at 40 degrees. If they are colored clothes, do not soak for more than 1 hour.
Soaking is also effective for cleaning menstrual panties, washable diapers and washable sanitary napkins (SHL). Or even work or sports clothes.
With citric acid
Mix 2 tablespoons of citric acid in 1L of water (demineralized if the tap water is too hard) to obtain a homemade softener. Completely natural, this mixture acts even at low temperatures and better than white vinegar. Indeed, unlike white vinegar, citric acid does not alter the elastics of clothes.
For the dosage 1 to 2 tablespoons in the softener compartment.
With baking soda
If the clothes are too smelly, feel free to add a tablespoon of baking soda directly to the drum. The baking soda will act as a deodorant.
Do not forget to write on the container "Detergent with black soap" to avoid confusion.
To your food my hummingbirds ;)