I found by using Epsoms Salts instead of Salt in the previous washing recipe, I can activate the detergent out of the fabric, and get rid of it. Never to come near my washing machine again.
I have now found I only need the main wash with the new recipe. I let that spin out, and then advance the rinse programs to only leave one final rinse. This is now sufficient. This cuts the water consumption in half, and obviously some electricity.
I am planning to look out for a twin tub, and go back to washing everything’s on a wash day. It would be far easier. The benefit of a twin tub is recycling the washing water, then as the rinse water is going to be fine for watering my plants in summer, I can get a double whammy from the water and not waste it.
Once I have finished with the washing water, I can use it to wash flower pots and such. I am just getting started on this, I am planning so many creative things to do with the water from washing day. I might even be able to wash the car with it!
I managed to order some 30vol Peroxide from the Chemist to get wine stains out of the dish cloths. I have a nasty tomato sauce stain to experiment on too. I decided boiling my dish cloths in an old saucepan was the quickest way to keep them squeaky clean.
I am also so totally off non stick Teflon stuff. I only bought Circulon saucepans Perhaps 5 years ago and they are only used probably three to six months of the year, so in total use just over two years. The non stick is flaking off and pitted. I always use wooden utensils. I am choosing very carefully what I buy next. These were not cheap either.
I bought a gorgeous new cast iron frying pan. It has a beeswax finish on it. I need to buy some Coconut oil to season it with. Coconut oil is naturally antibacterial. It also has a high smoke point. So ideal I think to season cast iron.
Its a de Buyer pan. Gorgeous. It says it has 1% miracle metal in it... would that be the Enriched Uranium then? Brilliant, Eggs a la Exocet the moment it’s ready to use!