inspired to make…

I have recently been inspired by posts by Hannah at Seeds and Stitches and The Farmer’s Nest to have a go at making my own cleaning supplies.

So far, I have had great success with homemade laundry powder and the DIY liquid soap. I love that making your own means you know exacty what’s in the products you are using.

You also get to choose the scents; for the laundry powder I added lavender essential oil, and my washing smells lovely. For the liquid soap I chose a rose soap and a vanilla bean soap. The combination works really well, and it makes so much soap it will last for ages.

I took a few photos of the laundry powder making…

olive oil soaps


plus soda crystals and borax

labelled & ready to go

I have to confess to buying an old fashioned label-maker, to label-up all my lovely new cleaning products! At risk of sounding like a 1950s housewife, I have a cleaning cupboard to be proud of!


2 thoughts on “inspired to make…

  1. Pre Reply

    Do you have a laundry powder making recipe? I’d love to try it!


    1. hellomistermagpie Reply

      Hi Pre, the recipe I used is really simple:

      2 bars of pure olive oil soap
      1 1/4 cups borax
      1 1/4 cups washing soda
      2 1/4 cups of bicarbonate of soda
      30 drops of lavender essential oil

      I grated the soap, then mixed it into the other dry ingredients, then added the essential oil. I add about 2-3 small spoonfuls to each wash. I’d love to hear how you get on if you try it out! Laura x

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