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Wednesday, June 3, 2009

Soapwort - laundry care


Do you every wonder how you'll clean your clothes if laundry detergent and traditional cleansers become unavailable? Well even if you don't here's a hint for you.

Soapwort (saponaria officianilis) is a very pretty pink flowering plant. Its root can be boiled & the liquid can be used as soap for laundry.

Soapwort is a perennial (it comes back each year) from Europe. The plant is poisonous so please do not eat it.

You can read more about soapwort here:

http://altnature.com/gallery/soapwort.htm

Start some now and by the time you need it, it should be well established.

4 comments:

matthiasj said...

Great post. Need to get some of this planted.

matthiasj
Kentucky Preppers Network

Kymber said...

thanks COAOWM!!! great advice and link - i am going to find some and get planting!

Confessions of an Overworked Mom said...

Thanks matthiasj & Kymber! Happy Gardening!

Confessions of an Overworked Mom said...

For those interested, I noticed several auctions for soapwort plants on eBay. I have never had good luck germinating the seeds. They are not my auctions. I'm just sharing the info. Make sure you get saponaria officinalis not another variety.

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