I was getting fed up seeing dirty white streaks all over the washing each time I used commercial laundry detergents and I also noticed that the powdered detergent I was buying had stuff in it which looked liked some sort of filler so I made my own.
This was so easy & took only a short amount of time that I\’ll continue making it. I like to know my time is well spent and I\’m not just making more work for myself so I try to be careful about being too \’do it yourself,\’ as much as I dream of being wonder woman.
I used this recipe here. I\’ll just add that I use a pot solely for this purpose and use 1 cup of the liquid per load as I have a large capacity machine and I always have mega amounts of washing. The Reader\’s Digest book Back to Basics is also a good resource for homemade articles of all sorts.
A lady from church used to make this relish and sell it with other goods to help provide some income for an orphange overseas. She had to stop production about a year ago and my husband kept saying I should get the recipe from her as we couldn\’t find a relish that was tomato based and didn\’t have fruit in it.
I have a genetic aversion to following recipes and must adjust everything so didn\’t put as much sugar in as the recipe asked for and I used palm sugar from the Asian supermarket – about $1.95 for 500 grams. This altered the taste a little but no one complained. You can delete the cornflour but it will take longer to thicken.
Many thanks to Hazel!
Update: I forgot to add that I sterilised the jars & metal lids first, of course, and then put the still hot relish into the still hot, dried in the oven jars and then sealed them firmly.