DIY laundry soap?

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DIY laundry soap?

captainsgirl captainsgirl
I just started making my own laundry soap..works awesome..Thought I would share because I went from paying $15 for 97 loads to $16 for 397 loads...I do a load every other day so this saves me some mega bucks..
Here is the recipe if anyone is interested:

1 box of BORAX (4lb 12 oz)
1 tub of OXY CLEAN (3 lb)
2 bars of ZOTE or NAPTHA (14.1 oz)
1 box of ARM AND HAMMER BAKING SODA (need 4 lb)
PUREX CRYSTALS 1-2 containers 55 oz)
paint bucket

all is found in detergent isle except baking soda wich is in baking isle. the purex crystals are optional..they will give your detergent scent.

all you need to do is grate the zote or naptha down and mix all together in paint bucket. then i usually refil the purex container with the detergent. you only need 1 tbs per load or 2 tbs if heavily soiled..
ENJOY!
04/01/2013
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spiced spiced
Thanks! I'm going to look into this. We love saving money and also being healthier.

We read a couple of years ago that most laundry soaps' directions tell you to use several times as much soap as you actually need. Since then, we've scaled back to about 1/8 as much soap per load as the directions call for and the irritation we sometimes experienced has gone away.

This recipe sounds even better if you only need a tablespoon.
04/01/2013
peachmarie peachmarie
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Originally posted by captainsgirl
I just started making my own laundry soap..works awesome..Thought I would share because I went from paying $15 for 97 loads to $16 for 397 loads...I do a load every other day so this saves me some mega bucks..
Here is the recipe if anyone is ...
I really wanted to try this, do you have a top loader, front loader, High efficiency? I just want to make sure it doesn't leave like a weird residue or not dissolve completely. Did it work as well as liquid detergents? I just don't want to spend all that time grating the soap for it to be a dud. Any hints or tips would be appreciated. Thanks!
04/01/2013
captainsgirl captainsgirl
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Originally posted by peachmarie
I really wanted to try this, do you have a top loader, front loader, High efficiency? I just want to make sure it doesn't leave like a weird residue or not dissolve completely. Did it work as well as liquid detergents? I just don't want to ...
it works great. i dont have a front loader, but im pretty sure since its powder you can use it on one. there is also a recipe for liquid detergetn, but its more exspensive and time consuming..it actually only took me five minutes to grate the soap. and yes it works just as well.
04/01/2013
Gone (LD29) Gone (LD29)
Quote:
Originally posted by captainsgirl
I just started making my own laundry soap..works awesome..Thought I would share because I went from paying $15 for 97 loads to $16 for 397 loads...I do a load every other day so this saves me some mega bucks..
Here is the recipe if anyone is ...
Does it have the same cleaning capabilities if you don't add the Purex Crystals, and would you use the same amount of detergent per load? I'm curious about this recipe, but I can't use any scented laundry products.
04/01/2013
captainsgirl captainsgirl
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Originally posted by Gone (LD29)
Does it have the same cleaning capabilities if you don't add the Purex Crystals, and would you use the same amount of detergent per load? I'm curious about this recipe, but I can't use any scented laundry products.
yes the purex is optional. if you dont use it it is unscented. and you only you 1 tablespoon per load (2 if it is an extra large load or heavily soiled.)
04/02/2013
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