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Old 07-12-2008, 01:43 PM   #1
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Talking Green & Thrifty...Making Your Own Detergent!

FYI - the laundry soap recipe is copyrighted and is shared for private use only!

If you would like to use it as a fund raiser for a non-profit organization, simply contact me....but you can NOT sell laundry soap made with this recipe for profit! All other recipes on this thread are public domain, unless the poster states otherwise. Thanks!

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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

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)

NOTE: Read posts #2 & #3 for answers to FAQs!
BONUS: If you need visuals, check out this amazing blog entry jswinks did on the laundry soap......http://ecoetsy.blogspot.com/2009/05/...n-laundry.html
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Dishwasher Detergent

ETA: This seems to work best with a commercial rinse agent, or with white vinegar for a rinse agent if you mix a little commerical detergent in with the recipe...using this recipe alone (or with white vinegar as a rinse agent) has been leaving a white residue!
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