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    imported_angdeer
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      We spend a fortune on laundry soap and come to find out you don't even need as much as it says. When we got our water softener put in a few weeks ago they told us we could use even less than we were before http://www.rainsoft.com/conditioned-water-laundry.cfm.  I am going to make my own laundry soap now and use less of it and save a ton! I think I might add some fresh lavender to my mix to give a natural but fragrant sent.

      This is the recipe I found:
      2 Bars of Lever Soap
      1 cup of Borax (20 Mule Team)
      1 cup Oxyclean
      2 cups of Washing Soda (Arm & Hammer)
      5 gallon bucket with lid

      Shred the bars of soap. Boil 8 cups of water after water is boiling slowly add soap. Reduce heat and stir until soap has dissolved, continue stirring for about 5 minutes.

      Put 3 gallons of water in bucket, add borax, washing soda and Oxyclean. Add soapy hot water to bucket and stir. Cover and let sit for 24 hours

      #21958
      imported_khathleen
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        Hi: How did your laundry detergent turn out and how much did you put in a wash load? I made my own about a month ago and it didn't work very well. The recipe called for half of everything you put into yours except for no Oxyclean and 1 Fels Naptha soap instead of Lever. And it also said use 5 gals of water.  THEN after 24 hrs you were suppose to fill a empty detergent bottle half way with water and half with mixture and shake. Use 1/2 cup p/load in top loading machine. I still could not get a fragrant smell to the wash load even after putting orange essential oil in. We have very soft water here too so that is no problem. I'm interested in trying yours.

        Thanks

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