Have a look at my beautiful thrift shop finds for today.
These 2 lovelies cost me a grand total of $1.50 & while they are not in the best of condition they have come up not to bad with a little TLC.
I will wash them again and add some borax to the water as this can help restore softness.
(2 Tbsp per 10L water)
I usually make my own Wool Wash here is the recipe-
4 Cups of Pure Soap Flakes
(I grate sunlight soap but if you want to you can just buy a box of Lux Flakes)
1 Cup of Methylated Spirits
2 Tbsp. of Eucalyptus Oil
Combine & store in an airtight container. I usually use about 2 Tbsp. dissolved in hot water then added to the cold water in my laundry tub.
Here is another recipe for Wool Wash that someone gave me. I haven't had the chance to make it yet as I still have some of my usual homemade wool wash left. So I can't vouch for it, sounds nice though. I love the smell of Lavender on fresh laundry.
If anybody has tried it let me know what it's like???
LAVENDER WOOL WASH
4 Teaspoons Dried Lavender
1Litre boiling water
500g of Pure Soap
(Once again I guess you could use Lux Pure Soap Flakes but I will grate & use Sunlight Soap) It really is much more economical to grate your own.
1 Tablespoon Borax
Steep the Lavender in boiling water overnight. The next morning strain it through some muslin. ( When things call for this I just use a large men's hankie) Retain the Lavender Water.
Combine the grated soap, Lavender water and borax in a saucepan. Bring to boil, stirring until blended. Remove from heat. This will cool to a soft white jelly. Store in a jar & seal.
You will need 1/2 cup of this to hand wash woollens or 2-3 cups in a washing machine to wash blankets.
That's all for now, time to get down off my soapbox LOL!!