This section is from the book "Around-The-World Cook Book", by Mary Louise Barroll. Also available from Amazon: Around-the-world cook book.
Cold water, 1 gallon,
Chlorid of lime, 1 pound (1 can),
Sal-soda (common washing-soda), 4 pounds.
Place all on the fire and allow it to boil for 10 minutes. Take off and cool, and when cool put into bottles, fruit-jars, or stone jugs. Keep tightly corked.
A cup of this liquid in a tub of water will loosen the dirt in most soiled clothes, bleaching perfectly. It is also good for cleaning greasy cooking-utensils, drain-pipes, etc., and for removing all bad odors.