The liquid soapberry universal cleaner from this recipe can be used for everything from floor washing to scrubbing the kitchen and bathroom.
See here how to make homemade detergent from soap berries
How to make liquid all-purpose cleaner from soapberry
You will need:
- Soapberry boiled for basic liquid soap
- Household Vinegar (10%)
- Possibly laundry fragrance or essential oil for fragrance
- Closed container
Here's how you do it:
Easily make a decoction of soap berries , which turns into liquid soap. You simply take 10 soap berries and boil them in 1 liter of water for 20 minutes and drain it. Find the full recipe for basic liquid soap here.
Mix up the base soap from soap berries with 1 part of our household vinegar (10%) to 10 parts of base soap (1:10). If you have 1 liter of basic soap, you must use 1 dl of household vinegar.
If you want to extend the shelf life, you can add citric acid, as is also described in the recipe for basic liquid soap. The decoction of soap berries is completely natural soap without preservatives, so it goes bad after a few weeks if it is neither refrigerated nor has a preservative added.
Add a few drops of our laundry fragrance if you want a fresh scent for cleaning. We recommend approx. 1 full pipette for 1 litre, but experiment according to how much fragrance you want.
Pour the liquid into a spray bottle or other closed container and you are ready to start natural cleaning!
If you want to use the mixture to wash the floor with, you must mix your universal cleaning agent up 1:10 with water. That is, if you e.g. If you have 5 liters of hot water in your floor bucket, you must mix 5 dl of your homemade cleaning agent in.