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Old 02-10-2013, 10:25 PM   #11
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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.
thank you for mentioning that!! I will make sure to grab some when I get the supplies!

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I made the same laundry that the Duggars use. Works great!

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Old 02-24-2013, 11:20 AM   #13
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I use the Duggars as well and love it
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Old 02-24-2013, 11:45 AM   #14
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Re: Easy Yet effective homemade laundry soap...

I do 1 cup of each

Grated soap (I use castile), borax, washing soda, oxyclean (generic).

Works great, even on dipes!
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Old 02-24-2013, 12:57 PM   #15
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I use homemade detergent exclusively. It took my mom and I two years of experimenting to figure out something that worked. The Duggars recipe alone left our clothes dingy, that's the one we started with and worked from there, adding different ingredients. I have to use homemade because DH is allergic to everything in the store. It's a liquid.
Things you will need:
5 gallon bucket
Pot to cook on stove
1 cup measuring cup
Grater
Something to stir

Ingredients:
1 bar fels naphtha
3 cups Arm and Hammer powdered DETERGENT
1 cup Arm and Hammer WASHING SODA
1 cup Borax
1 cup blue Dawn dish soap
Water

Grate bar soap and put in the pot, add water and cook on low until dissolved. Add remaining ingredients one at a time until everything is dissolved, adding water as needed. Once everything is incorporated, leave on low heat for 15-30 minutes stirring occasionally. Pour into the five gallon bucket and fill up the rest with hot water. Let sit until cool (I usually let sit overnight) and them stir to break it up because it will slightly get but it won't separate like some will. I use 1/3-1/2 cup per load. I do 10-12 loads per week and this will last me about 3 months. I use it everything, including diapers, and never had a problem. It seems a little more involved than some recipes, but it works far better than any homemade detergent I've seen. I usually do it one morning when I'm cleaning up the house because I can do a step and then walk away from it and do something else and them come back and do the next step. Hope that helps!

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3 Tbsp Borax
3 Tbsp Washing soda
2 Tbsp Dawn dish soap (blue)
1 gallon water, divided

Boil 4 cups of water. Pour 3 T. borax, 3 T. washing soda, and 2 T. Dawn into an old gallon container. Pour the boiling water into gallon jug. Swirl gently to mix. Let cool. Fill the rest of the way with water.
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1 bar kirks Castille soap
1 cup washing soda
1 cup borax
1/2 gallon water

Grate the soap and boil in the water. When dissolved, add other ingredients. Stir until dissolved. Let set overnight. Stir. It makes a very thick gel. Use 2tsp per load. I do put a squirt of dawn in each load. I will be putting it in the next batch I make. My clothes smell great and don't look dingy at all.
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I use homemade detergent exclusively. It took my mom and I two years of experimenting to figure out something that worked. The Duggars recipe alone left our clothes dingy, that's the one we started with and worked from there, adding different ingredients. I have to use homemade because DH is allergic to everything in the store. It's a liquid.
Things you will need:
5 gallon bucket
Pot to cook on stove
1 cup measuring cup
Grater
Something to stir

Ingredients:
1 bar fels naphtha
3 cups Arm and Hammer powdered DETERGENT
1 cup Arm and Hammer WASHING SODA
1 cup Borax
1 cup blue Dawn dish soap
Water

Grate bar soap and put in the pot, add water and cook on low until dissolved. Add remaining ingredients one at a time until everything is dissolved, adding water as needed. Once everything is incorporated, leave on low heat for 15-30 minutes stirring occasionally. Pour into the five gallon bucket and fill up the rest with hot water. Let sit until cool (I usually let sit overnight) and them stir to break it up because it will slightly get but it won't separate like some will. I use 1/3-1/2 cup per load. I do 10-12 loads per week and this will last me about 3 months. I use it everything, including diapers, and never had a problem. It seems a little more involved than some recipes, but it works far better than any homemade detergent I've seen. I usually do it one morning when I'm cleaning up the house because I can do a step and then walk away from it and do something else and them come back and do the next step. Hope that helps!

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When you use this do you use it straight from the 5 gallon bucket or do you dilute it and put it in another conatiner?
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When you use this do you use it straight from the 5 gallon bucket or do you dilute it and put it in another conatiner?
I have some old laundry detergent bottles that I saved and refill. I don't dilute it anymore, just use it full strength. I use 1/2 to a full cap for a load.

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Re: Easy Yet effective homemade laundry soap...

I make one that is 1cup washing soda, 1 cup borax, 1 bar grated fels naphtha, 1 cup oxyclean. Mix it all up in blendtec.

Technically not CD safe, but I have been using for 2 years on my CDs with no adverse effects.
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