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Ivy laundry

Ingredients for 2 liters of detergent :

  • 80 g climbing ivy

  • 2 liters of water

  • 25 drops of essential oil of your choice (optional, I like lavender for its anti-moth and lice properties)

Material :

  • basin or salad bowl

  • scissors

  • saucepan that can hold 2 L of boiling liquid + lid

  • strainer

  • funnel

  • ladle

  • glass bottles

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  • Pick 100 climbing ivy leaves (about 80 g)

  • Rinse them

  • Cut them into small pieces

  • Place them in 2 liters of water

  • Heat with a lid and let 15 minutes from boiling

  • Turn off the heat and leave covered for 24 hours

  • Remove the bulk of the leaves by pressing to extract all the water

  • Filter and bottle

  • You can add 25 drops of the essential oil of your choice

In addition to this, you need to know more about it.

I put this detergent in the usual bin and add white vinegar to the fabric softener reservoir. Laundry may smell strong, but there is no odor left on the laundry and it comes out quite clean.

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