When you order Dexter washing machines for example, one of the options available is to have detergent automatically injected into the washer. All that a customer has to do is place laundry in the machine, close the door and pay - detergent is added as part of the cycle.
We chose not to do this. Why?
Imagine someone who always chooses natural, eco-friendly products discovering that they are not able to use those products in your laundromat because an unknown liquid is going to be injected into the drum? What about those with a newborn who don't wish to use strong chemicals? What about customers who need a detergent specifically for wool or for delicates?
With all this in mind, I thought I would link you to three Australian websites that have some great recipes for home-made laundry detergents and softeners too.
Stay at Home Mum : This blog offers a list of recipes that includes both detergents and fabric softeners. The very first recipe is super Australian with the inclusion of eucalyptus or tea-tree oil for gorgeously scented laundry!