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9/14/12 12:38 P

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Have you made this and actually used it?

We must all suffer from one of two pains: the pain of discipline or the pain of regret. -- Jim Rohn

Do whatever you do intensely. -- Robert Henri

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8/11/12 6:25 A

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Here's another recipe =)

Laundry detergent recipe.
2 bars grated glycerin soap
8 cups baking soda
6 cups borax
2 tb lemon oil (or other oil you prefer optional - for scent only)

use 1/8 cup per load.

This made aprox. 15 cups, which if used at the 1/8 cup per load should be able to do 120 loads of laundry.


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10/24/11 9:41 P

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Thank you, Heidi! I'm going to try this. I've saved a big Clorox 2 jug to use for the liquid while I try it out, too.

We must all suffer from one of two pains: the pain of discipline or the pain of regret. -- Jim Rohn

Do whatever you do intensely. -- Robert Henri

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10/23/11 1:28 P

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Here's the recipe for 2 gallons

Ingredients:
Fels Naptha Soap bar
Arm & Hammer Washing Soda
20 Mule Team Borax
2 gallons of water

Will need:
deep pan to fit 2 gal. water into
grater
plastic bottles
funnel
measuring cups for dry and liquid
stove
stirring spoon

Grate 1/3 of the Fels Naptha Soap bar.
Mix grated soap in pan with 3 pints of hot water
Heat on low until soap dissolves

Stir in 1/2 c. washing soda and 1/2 c borax.
Stir until it thickens, remove from heat

Add 1 quart of hot water, mix well

Add the rest of the left over water, stir

Allow to cool. Pour into plastic bottles, leaving some shaking room.

Shake well before each use. 1/2 c. for normal loads, 1 c. for heavily soiled load.

Hint: I use plastic bottles that have a molded-in hand hold for easier shaking.

I have a friend who adds 1 cup of dry OxyClean since her kids play outdoor sports to help get the grass stains, etc. out.


Julee, I think I may try your dry detergent recipe next time!

Blessings,
Heidi

Proverbs 3: 5-8 "Trust in the Lord with all your heart
and lean not on your own understanding; in all your ways acknowledge Him, and He will make your paths straight. Do not be wise in your own eyes; fear the Lord and shun evil. This will bring health to your body and nourishment to your bones. "




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10/22/11 8:54 P

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Wow! I'm going to try making the soap.

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10/22/11 6:45 P

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No, I use white vinegar as softener if I think a load needs it.

would you mind sharing your recipe for your liquid soap? My mother is wanting liquid and I want to make a couple gallons for her.

Edited by: _JULEE_ at: 10/22/2011 (18:45)
We must all suffer from one of two pains: the pain of discipline or the pain of regret. -- Jim Rohn

Do whatever you do intensely. -- Robert Henri

Training is the opposite of hoping -- nikewomen.com
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10/22/11 6:11 P

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I use a similar recipe, but no Dove Soap. And it is a liquid. I make up 6 gallons at a time and it lasts us 3 months and only costs about $4-5 for each batch. I don't add any nice smelling oils because my mom has severe scent allergies and my daughter and I have various allergies so it's just easier to not add any.

We've found by using this recipe we don't have to use any fabric softener either, have you?

Edited by: HEIDISHOPE at: 10/22/2011 (18:14)
Blessings,
Heidi

Proverbs 3: 5-8 "Trust in the Lord with all your heart
and lean not on your own understanding; in all your ways acknowledge Him, and He will make your paths straight. Do not be wise in your own eyes; fear the Lord and shun evil. This will bring health to your body and nourishment to your bones. "




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10/22/11 4:11 P

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- 2 parts grated Fels Naphtha Soap
(some use Ivory Bar Soap, others use Castile Bar Soap - I make my own 0% superfat hard soap and use that)
- 1 part Washing Soda (not baking soda - washing soda is a bit more caustic)
- 1 part Borax powder (as in 20 mule team - available in the laundry aisle at the grocery)
- A few drops citrus or lavender essential oil (OPTIONAL)

A good place to start with this is 1 cup soap shreds, 1/2 cup washing soda, and 1/2 cup borax. This will give you a few loads and you can decide whether or not you want to keep doing this. Plus, the leftover Fels bar can be used on stains, the washing soda can be used to boost your laundry detergent as well as other cleaning projects around the house, and the borax can be used for many, many things, not just laundry.

I make my powder with 1lb of soap shreds at a time. I use my food processor with the blade attachment. Put my 1lb of soap shreds (weighed out on my scale), 1/2 lb of washing soda and 1/2 of borax into the processor and process it all together til the consistency is similar to that of purchased laundry detergent.

If you're using an essential oil, stop the processor and add a drop. Process. Stop the processor & see if the scent is to your liking. Continue until it's how you want it. Remember, though, that essential oils are usually in carrier oils and you don't want much oil going into your wash! I don't add any essential oils to my powder.

Wash the food processor with hot water. I use 1 to 2 tablespoons at a time. It does dissolve in cold water, but not fast.

- COST: 4 cents to 8 cents per load as opposed to 14-28 cents per load with my previous purchased laundry detergent.
- Upside: low on scary chemicals and perfumes, cost,
- Downside: some stains need a little extra help here & there - I use dish soap, citric acid, hydrogen peroxide, or white vinegar depending on the type of stain.

This same recipe can be dissolved into water and used as a gel or as a liquid. I've followed a couple of recipes now, and have a very thick gel, but am trying to get to the pourable liquid point with this, so still experimenting. Will post what I know when I know it under separate heading... emoticon

Edited by: _JULEE_ at: 10/22/2011 (18:49)
We must all suffer from one of two pains: the pain of discipline or the pain of regret. -- Jim Rohn

Do whatever you do intensely. -- Robert Henri

Training is the opposite of hoping -- nikewomen.com
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