Conker Laundry Liquid; Recipe and Verdict

This is one of the posts most people search for on my website; how to make laundry liquid from conkers, aka horse chestnuts.  It’s something I tried out in the early days of my zero waste journey. Apparently conkers contain the same soap-like substance as soap nuts, saponin, and being available locally it seemed like theContinue reading “Conker Laundry Liquid; Recipe and Verdict”

Soapnuts – the verdict

We used soapnuts to wash our clothes for about a year and at first I was a total convert; loving the idea of washing our clothes with something that was 100% natural. Overtime we found that our clothes didn’t smell the freshest, particularly on overcast days – which we have a lot of in Ireland,Continue reading “Soapnuts – the verdict”

Using Soapnuts to Wash Clothes – the verdict

When we started on our low-waste journey we tried washing our clothes with soapnuts for about a year. I love the idea of cleaning with something that was 100% natural, that was compostable at the end-of-life. But as is often the case with eco-switches our enthusiasm faded over time. Read on to find out whyContinue reading “Using Soapnuts to Wash Clothes – the verdict”