Diy: Make your own detergent from horse chestnut


It's the time of year again: the chestnuts.
Only the tame chestnuts (Castanea sativa) are edible but also the wild or horse chestnuts (Aesculus hippocastanum) can be quite useful.
For example, to make detergent with it.
Chestnuts are full of saponins, natural soap substances, say.
Therefore, you can easily make detergent with chestnuts for your white wash.

Preparation
It's actually quite simple: peel the chestnuts, let them dry and once they are dry grind them into fine powder.
Put a tablespoon of this powder in a washcloth or in a cloth and let it turn in your washing machine.
Another possibility consists in mixing a number of chestnuts and leaving this mut for several hours in a dense pot of water.
Then strain with a sieve or cloth.
For a wonderful fragrance, you can also add a few drops of lavender oil or any other essential oil to this mixture before putting it in your washing machine.

For stubborn stains on your white wax, you can also add some baking soda.
Per chestnut you can make detergent for about 1 kg of laundry.

Have fun and enjoy the autumn walk!

More explanation in the video below:

source: house/garden/kitchen; youtube

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