Conker Laundry Liquid; Recipe and Verdict

Zero Waste chatter lately has all been a buzz about using conkers (horse chestnuts) to make Laundry liquid. The word on the street is that they’re a more sustainable alternative to soap nuts, which are flown to us from half-way around the world. Apparently conkers contain the same soap-like substance as soap nuts, saponin. So challengeContinue 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”