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Fishie Kisses 02-09-2013 12:08 PM

Easy Yet effective homemade laundry soap...
 
Give me your recipe for homemade soaps, the easier the better. Needs to be effective, especially on cloth diapers. List everything I will need, like large buckets, etc. My Tide is almost gone, and if I can make something myself that will work and last a long time...in addition to saving money...that's what I want to do!

LionMama 02-09-2013 07:55 PM

I make this one and it works great! I was able to buy all the ingredient at Walmart (including already grated soap). I only added one bottle of the Purex crystals or you can leave them out entirely. Have been using this now for over 6 months and still have a ton left. I usually use a normal laundry scoop size in my large top-loader.

http://www.howdoesshe.com/cheaper-an...dry-detergent/

LionMama 02-09-2013 07:57 PM

I forgot to mention- I do not use this on my cloth diapers. But I know there are some cloth diaper safe homemade detergents on Pinterest.

Fishie Kisses 02-09-2013 08:04 PM

Re: Easy Yet effective homemade laundry soap...
 
I can't imagine it would hurt them...I use Tide now. Maybe I will make a batch without the Purex Crystals for the diapers and then a batch with for everything else!

Fishie Kisses 02-09-2013 08:08 PM

Re: Easy Yet effective homemade laundry soap...
 
A couple of the comments were pertaining to cloth diapers and they say it works just fine!! I'm really excited!!!

erlyjo 02-09-2013 08:15 PM

I thought I read somewhere that Zote and Fels Naptha were not good to use on diapers. I made something similar to this before and I used Dr. Bronner's Castile soap, which I guess is ok?

Fishie Kisses 02-09-2013 08:17 PM

Re: Easy Yet effective homemade laundry soap...
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by erlyjo (Post 16270700)
I thought I read somewhere that Zote and Fels Naptha were not good to use on diapers. I made something similar to this before and I used Dr. Bronner's Castile soap, which I guess is ok?

I will look into that. Supposedly Tide isn't good either, but I've used it on them for years with no problem lol

madebymommy 02-10-2013 05:16 PM

Re: Easy Yet effective homemade laundry soap...
 
I use that recipe too! I used it on my cloth diapers and it was no problem... and like you, for the past 6 years I've been using Tide on my diapers and have never had any ill effects! LOVE this detergent recipe, the laundry has a very light scent and comes out really clean!

thirdtimemomma 02-10-2013 09:25 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by LionMama (Post 16270648)
I forgot to mention- I do not use this on my cloth diapers. But I know there are some cloth diaper safe homemade detergents on Pinterest.

I do use this recipe on cloth and t works great...

L2S2C 02-10-2013 10:20 PM

Re: Easy Yet effective homemade laundry soap...
 
I've been using this recipe since thanksgiving. The only thing I will do different next time is buy a face mask I felt like I was dying each time I emptied something in my bucket, the "dust" was terrible.


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