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Conker Detergent


  • Foraged Conkers
  • Boiling Water


  • First, you want to somehow make your whole conkers well, not whole. You can do this one of three ways:
    - Wrap your conkers in a tea towel and grab a hammer. You know what to do!
    - Pop them in a blender (If the blades are up to it!)
    - Use a sharp kitchen knife to slice them up. Be careful!
  • Pop them in a dehydrator, or oven on low heat and heat until completely dry through. The time will differ depending on the size of your chunks but should take around an hour and a half if chopped or smashed.
  • Pop your dried out conkers in an airtight jar.
  • To turn your conkers into soap, pop 50g of conkers in a jug and cover with 500ml of boiling water. Leave the mix to soak for at least half an hour, or overnight if you have the time!
  • Strain the liquid from your conkers. It should be cloudy, milky and gloopy.
  • If you like to add a scent to your laundry, add a few drops of essential oil to the soap.
  • Use 1/3 to ½ a cup per wash, depending on the load and store any excess in the fridge for up to a week.