Homemade wool wash recipe 13



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There are so many products that help freshen your clothes, and buying them all can add up.

Instead of buying the expensive version, we have found this simple wool washing recipe that is both cheap to make and very effective.

You will need:

  • 2 cups of pure soap flakes or grated soap
  • 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?

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  1. The only woolen products I have are a matching set of Merino three-quarter length leather coat, Cossack Cap and mitts. I also started wearing synthetic layers 30+ years ago, so this is good info which at some time I may pass on. B|

  2. I used to make something like this. But I have to say most can be washed in my washing machine it does a wonderful job. I’d never done that years ago. I still wash my good shirts by hand though.

  3. I have been using something similar for years,my recipe has 50ml of eucalyptus and no water,you use 1 tab to a bucket of warm water and you don’t rinse,there is no smell when the jumper has dried,I have never had anything shrink,and the jumper is protected from silverfish.i got the recipe from Martha Gardner.

  4. Eucalyptus gets out the stains and meths makes it dry quickly my mother used this recipe then i did for years; was great for all the baby knitting; hand washed then squeezed in towel to get excess moisture out we never rinsed mixture from clothes

  5. Washed baby cloths in 70, we use lux flakes, with that recipe. I think it was originally, Martha Garden’s recipe, which I still use in liquid form now, for all my washing.

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