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Re: Making laundry detergent/hard water
« Reply #8 on: September 19, 2007, 10:25:46 AM »
   What brand of bar soap do you use and how does this home made laundry soap work in a front loader washing machine? (front loaders require much less soap and uses a lot less water)

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Re: Making laundry detergent/hard water
« Reply #7 on: November 12, 2003, 10:15:20 PM »
Thanks Razzy.   I am usually in a hurry and just grab the reg. laundry detergent, but who knows I may need this someday.  Thanks for sharing.  tk625

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Re: Making laundry detergent/hard water
« Reply #6 on: November 12, 2003, 08:36:33 AM »
Here is one of the recipes I use to make laundry detergent.....

How to Make Your Own Laundry Detergent
You can wash most clothing for a very few pennies a load. A bucket, a bar of soap, washing soda and a washing machine is all you'll need!
Difficulty Level: easy Time Required: 60 minutes

Here's How:
Chop or flake a bar of soap (your choice) into a saucepan of hot water.
Heat (don't boil) and stir until the soap dissolves.
Add the soap to three gallons of hot water.
Mix well.
Add one cup of washing soda.(Not baking soda)
Mix well again.
Let it cool.
Tips:
Usually one cup will do a normal size load. Don't use too much.
If you're washing in cold water, let the machine agitate a minute to dissolve the soap.
Amount of water can vary as much as a gallon, give or take.       
 
How to Make Your Own Laundry Detergent
You can wash most clothing for a very few pennies a load. A bucket, a bar of soap, washing soda and a washing machine is all you'll need!
Difficulty Level: easy Time Required: 60 minutes

Here's How:
Chop or flake a bar of soap (your choice) into a saucepan of hot water.
Heat (don't boil) and stir until the soap dissolves.
Add the soap to three gallons of hot water.
Mix well.
Add one cup of washing soda.(Not baking soda)
Mix well again.
Let it cool.
Tips:
Usually one cup will do a normal size load. Don't use too much.
If you're washing in cold water, let the machine agitate a minute to dissolve the soap.
Amount of water can vary as much as a gallon, give or take.       


Here is also another one I use.

Laundry Detergent: Basic Mix
1 cup soap flakes
1/2 cup washing soda
1/2 cup borax

and another one

Laundry Detergent: Basic Mix
1 cup soap flakes
1/2 cup washing soda
1/2 cup borax

this is for the 2 and third recipes
Mix ingredients and store in a sealed, labeled canister in the laundry room.

To use, measure 1/2 - 3/4 cup of the mix and wash your clothing in warm or cold water. Use cold water for the rinse cycle.
Yield: 12 ounces

                              Enjoy,
                                    Razzy

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Re: Making laundry detergent/hard water
« Reply #5 on: September 17, 2003, 08:39:34 PM »
I never saw the orig. recipe for making laundry detergent, I just replied to the question of washing soda being a water softener.  Sorry.  tk

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Re: Making laundry detergent/hard water
« Reply #4 on: September 17, 2003, 12:04:22 AM »
Can anyone repost that recipe?  I can't find it anywhere on the site.  Thanks! ;D

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Re: Making laundry detergent/hard water
« Reply #3 on: August 09, 2003, 09:33:01 PM »
Cool.  I thought that might be the case but couldn't remember for sure.
Think I'll give this a try.  It'd be fun for the kids, too. :)

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Re: Making laundry detergent/hard water
« Reply #2 on: August 09, 2003, 08:58:23 PM »
Washing soda is a water softener for washing clothes and it sold right next to other water softening products in the grocery store.   ;)

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Making laundry detergent/hard water
« Reply #1 on: July 18, 2003, 10:49:31 AM »
I was interested in the homemade laundry detergent listed a couple of issues back, but I have some questions.  We have very hard water.  Does the washing soda address this?  If not, would it work to add softner salt to the mixture, and if so, how much?  I sometimes use Calgon or other water softener, but this kind of defeats the purpose of "frugality" at 6 bucks for a 20 load box.

 

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