Natural DIY Recipe
- 1 cup Washing Soda
- 2 cups Coconut Soap Flakes
- 1/4 cup Sodium Percarbonate
- Measuring cup
- Airtight storage container
- Approx. 600g
What is Washing Soda?
It is mined the exact same way as Bicarb it's just more powerful. It is a powerful degreaser & general cleaner. You will find it nearly all commercial powder cleaning products.
What are Coconut Soap Flakes?
It is a pure hard soap made from only coconut oil, water & lye (caustic soda). It has been grated up into powder flakes, so they are easy to dissolve.
What is Sodium Percarbonate?
It's a natural powerful Oxybleach made from Hydrogen Peroxide (a natural hospital grade disinfectant) and Washing Soda. It's the key ingredient in Napisan & stain removers.
What makes this different from the Dishwasher Tablets Recipe?
Nothing much, just the proportions. For hand washing more soap is recommended than what you would use in the dishwasher.
Is this OK to use on pots & pans?
Yes! In fact, it's wonderful on pots & pans. Just avoid it on aluminium & cast iron where you should just use mild soap.
Is it harsh on my hands?
Well that depends on how sensitive you are, but it is an alkali solution so direct hands in the sink for a very long time may start to cause some minor irritation. You could use gloves or increase the soap & reduce the washing soda proportions.
Can I just put all the ingredients in my container & shake it?
Of course, just remember when using the shake method try leave room in the container so everything can move around. Turn it around & upside down slowly (like a cement truck) to get a good mix.
Is this safe for septic tanks?
The ingredients are mild, safe & biodegradable which should not affect the bacteria in septic tanks like harsh chemicals can.