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Old 01-14-2013, 08:29 AM   #11
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You can get 5 gallon buckets for free at your local deli/bakery too!

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I use homemade liquid for the last 9-10 months, even on my infants (even when he was a newborn) clothes with excellent results.

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That's my blog it's the most recent post.

I haven't experienced any fading or holes. It's really thrifty for me cost wise.. We have city water, slightly hard definitely not soft water.
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I find my soap free works equally as well as other cd detergents I've tried. I have to use bleach either way.

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I find my soap free works equally as well as other cd detergents I've tried. I have to use bleach either way.

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When you use bleach do you run a bleach only soak/ rinse first? I'm thinking it would be a very bad idea to mix it with the oxi clean and I don't even know about the other chemicals.
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Re: Homemade laundry detergent

To cheaply scent your clothes, but a container of fabric softener and dilute it 50 /50 with water. Poyr sone in a spray bottle and spray a ragva coupke times them toss in the dryer.

Becareful with eo in the dryer...some are combustable. If you add them to the wash you need to use a lot for the scent to linger. I use about 10ml (2tsp) for my wahm detergent...about 3 cups of detergent, and there is just a very very faint scent after washing.
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Re: Homemade laundry detergent

Im not a fan of the soap free, and its not a really good seller for me either. My most popular sales wise, and my personal preference is

1c borax
1c washing soda
1c castile soap flakes
1c oxy clean
.5c baking soda

Use between 1 tbspn and 1/4c depending on how dirty the laundry is.
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Re: Homemade laundry detergent

Im not a fan of the soap free, and its not a really good seller for me either. My most popular sales wise, and my personal preference is

1c borax
1c washing soda
1c castile soap flakes
1c oxy clean
.5c baking soda

Use between 1 tbspn and 1/4c depending on how dirty the laundry is.
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Another thought would be gain or purex crystals. They contain enzymes but no soap to coat your diapers.

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I follow the duggars but modify. I add about a third of a bottle of commercial detergent to the 5 gallon bucket. currently I have bio kleen on hand also I add 1/2 cup of lavender Dr. bronners and 10- 15 drops of eo lavender plus half a small container of oxi clean. this is before it gets diluted with the 2nd 5 gallons of water. after it has sat over night I stir and full all my jugs half way then add water. so I get 10 gallons. usually lasts about 4 or more months washing an average of 14 loads per week. I haven't broken down the costs, but at most with my modifications it can't be more than 10$?? the highest price items being fels and oxi

I have never been a beach fan but recently bought my first jug in at least 4 yrs due to issues with diapers. I don't use this recipe with diapers but on all baby stuff is included
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