Make your own woollen clothes wash

We’ve all splashed out and bought the wool wash before but it turns out, you don’t need to spend the
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We’ve all splashed out and bought the wool wash before but it turns out, you don’t need to spend the money. In fact you can make it with things you have at home!

We have found this simple wool washing recipe that is both cheap to make and very effective.

You will need:

  • 2 cups of grated soap (any type will do)
  • 1/2 cup of methylated spirits
  • 1 tbsp eucalyptus oil
  • 1 cup of hot water

Add all ingredients into a jar and mix well. Use 1-2 tablespoons per wash and make sure to wash on a gentle, warm wash cycle.

Do you have any homemade recipes you use to keep your clothing clean?

  1. helen cooke  

    I used this for many years, made it with Lux flakes . It was known as Martha Gardener’s Wool mix. She answered talk back questions about household problems on Melbourne’s 3AW back in the late 60’s and 70’s. I reckon she gave out this recipe every week ! Woolens were always handwashed and the garments were not rinsed. It gave excellent results.

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