Non Commercial Cleaning Products

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Right, I'll have a go :))
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I always use that sarcastic looking smiley, sorry!

I like to add some essential oils to a bicarb paste for a delicious smell. And just because that's how I have fun nowadays :))
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It's just the normal smiley!

I have some EO that are are bit too much for my diffuser, I'll go wild ;)
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Do you chuck the percarbonate in the washing machine or do you have to pre soak?
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I highly recommend following Michelle Ogundehin on Instagram. She's done some excellent work on simple effective cleaning products, mainly bicarb and vinegar to be fair. I use bicarb to clean my oven, it's bloody brilliant but my god it's hard to remove all traces after!
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I’ve got a massive girl crush on Michelle O, I’ll definitely check that out :love2:
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Kenickie wrote: Tue Sep 14, 2021 8:15 am Do you chuck the percarbonate in the washing machine or do you have to pre soak?
I pre-soak, Ken.
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Ah thanks. I was hoping for the less effortful solution!
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I think you can just bung it in. Sodium percarbonate is the main ingredient in things like Oxy bleach which just goes in the machine. You might want to just use Oxy though :))

Ah, I found this online:

For a large load, add 4 tbsps. For a front loading washer, dissolve the powder in a little hot water and then add to the detergent water.
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Oh excellent! Shoving something in is more my attitude to cleaning. ;)
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I don't know if this is helpful (I guess it depends on what you're soaking, for me it's flannels, dischloths and tea-towels) but what I do is fill a lidded bucket with water and the percarbonate and then add the things I want to pre-soak to the bucket as I go. When I have a good amount, I chuck all of that into the machine, usually with some towels, add some detergent and then wash as normal.
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Thanks, I used to do that but got out of the habit as it felt like it was a bit of a pain, and also it's tricky to find somewhere to put it out of the way!
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