The ultimate eco cleaner, green cleaner or just plain old cheap cleaner is soft soap. Commercial liquid soap is just as good but much more expensive and often much less green and eco too as detergents tend to be added to commercial cleaning products.
To achieve a more frugal and self sufficient cleaning regime you need to make your own soft soap so here’s how:
Basic Soft Soap Recipe
- Grate a large bar of cheap vegetable based soap. You can often find cheap vegetable soaps in the laundry section of grocery stores.
- Mix with four litres of water and simmer for ten minutes.
Decant the soft soap into a suitable container – an old laundry detergent bottle is ideal. This is the basis for all our household cleaners. It’s very cheap and very safe. This is good for laundry – particularly soaking heavily soiled items.
For a more self sufficient future
Great information, thanks for your post of the recipe. I will definitely give it a try.