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12/17/10 11:19 P

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BLAST! Where are you people getting the washing soda?!?!?! I've looked EVERYWHERE in my area and I CANNOT find it. I've actually considered looking online for it.
Right now we use Charlie's Soap. Anyone else use it?

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2/26/09 12:13 A

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just shred it with a cheese grader.. and then chop it real fine.. when you use it, put your wash on hot for a few to dissolve it.. then turn it to your warm or cold wash

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2/24/09 10:51 P

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Any ideas for those of us who do not own a food procesor?

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2/24/09 6:20 P

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I have made my own detergents and soaps.. I LOVE them!!! I have used both Dr. Bronner's Bar and Kirks Castile bar.. and I LOVE the cloth diapering detergent!!
I found the first recipe online and tweaked it to make it more gentle, and then created the second recipe especially for cloth diapers!

Use amounts will vary depending on your water and machine! The amounts provided are general estimates based on replies from DS mamas.

These are non-sudsing recipes, so they're safe for HE and FL machines!

Super Gentle Homemade Laundry Soap

1 cup Washing Soda
1 cup 20 Mule Team Borax
1 bar Kirks Castile Soap (or Dr. Bronner's)

Slice soap into strips and run through food processor to make "soap beads".

Combine soap beads, borax, and washing soda. Done!

Use 1-2 tablespoon for small loads, 3-4 tablespoons for large loads.
(more or less depending on your water quality)

Homemade Diaper Detergent

1 cup Washing Soda
1 cup 20 Mule Team Borax
1 cup Oxyclean Free

Combine all ingredients. Done!

use 2 tablespoons for a small load, 1/4 cup for a large load.
(again, more or less depending on your water quality)

I found this last week and have been using it!....

Dishwasher Detergent
What you'll need:

Arm & Hammer Super Washing Soda

20 Mule Team Borax

Distilled White Vinegar
Here's what you do (read slowly because there are only two steps):

* Step 1: Add one tablespoon of Super Washing Soda to the dishwasher dispenser
* Step 2: Add one tablespoon of 20 Mule Team Borax to the dishwasher dispenser

You're done. That's the recipe for homemade dishwashing detergent. Now the recipe for removing the water spots that so frequently occur with automatic dishwashers:

* Pour distilled white vinegar into the dispenser for the clear rinse gel.

Once you've run your dishwasher, be sure to hold your glasses up to the light and inspect them thoroughly. You'll find that the homemade detergent cleans as well if not better than the store bought detergent.

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2/24/09 6:16 P

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note: that it is 'Arm & Hammer' but NOT baking soda~ it is washing soda. Found in the laundry isle of most, not all, grocery/drug stores. avg $4.00

What is it?? it is a sodium carbonate decahydrate, a mineral. It is in the same family as baking soda~ only processed differently. It is more caustic/alkaline (higher ph). It is a non-toxic all purpose, tough cleaner. It can cut stubborn grease on grills, broiler pans, and ovens. It can be used to boost laundry detergent, and it softens hard water.
**because of the high alkaline~ for scrubbing & cleaning, it is best to wear gloves. Got to protect those pretty hands!


(If you can't find it around you...you can call their number and they can locate it for you in your area.. or you can order from them directly!)I called the 8005241328 # and also got great customer service & no shipping if you buy more than one box @3.99 each

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