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deezee02 09-24-2012 07:44 AM

Finally got a homemade detergent that works
 
Woohoo...3 years of trying and I found one they works!!!!

Equal parts (1cup) of washing soda, borax, sun cleaner (would leave out if I did not have crazy messy kids), and powder calgon
1 grated bar of dr. Bronners

I have tried every liquid and powder recipe...I think the calgon was the key with my hard water!!!!! No fading and gets stuff clean!

smores 09-24-2012 08:57 AM

Re: Finally got a homemade detergent that works
 
This sounds like a great "recipe"! Thanks for posting, I have really hard water too and was wondering how these homemade ones would work for us.

7 for now 09-24-2012 09:09 AM

We have hard well water and HAVE to add the eater softener to our homemade stuff!

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BuckeyeHokieMommy 09-25-2012 08:09 PM

Re: Finally got a homemade detergent that works
 
i think i'd like to try the Bronner's next time i make it. i've been using fels naptha, and it seems larger than Bronner's. thoughts?

lovelyday 09-26-2012 01:07 PM

Re: Finally got a homemade detergent that works
 
curious about the calgon? I make a similar laundry soap always using dr. Bronners but haven't heard of calgon. I sometime add a 1/2 cup of baking soda also :)

simplyleah87 09-26-2012 01:13 PM

Re: Finally got a homemade detergent that works
 
thanks for posting! I'll have to give it a try

deezee02 09-26-2012 01:34 PM

We have hard water, which is why I add calgon.

akfran 09-26-2012 04:08 PM

Re: Finally got a homemade detergent that works
 
Thanks for posting!!

qsefthuko 09-26-2012 09:35 PM

Re: Finally got a homemade detergent that works
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by lovelyday (Post 15734383)
curious about the calgon? I make a similar laundry soap always using dr. Bronners but haven't heard of calgon. I sometime add a 1/2 cup of baking soda also :)

What does the baking soda do for the laundry?

Ecomoma 09-28-2012 12:06 AM

Re: Finally got a homemade detergent that works
 
I read this as "deodorant" and was like what the heck is she putting borax on her skin for. Haha

Where do you get the colgan powder? We have hard water and the homemade detergents do not work.


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