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I have tried the dishwasher soap and it doesn't work well for us....any advice

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Old 09-25-2008, 08:49 PM   #402
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Wow. That's all I can say.

I was just telling my DH the other day that I wanted to try making my own laundry detergent and here is the solution. As I want to make it as simple as possible, I think I'll just make the CD batch & use it for both the dipes & the clothes. I've been meaning to make some type of dryer sachets for scents. Anyone have any experience with this?

As for the dishwasher detergent...I may give it a shot as well. Since all of the ingredients will be on hand, I figure it couldn't hurt to try a couple of times.

For other household cleaners, I've been using my grandmother's recipe for window cleaner for years...1/2 cup ammonia, 1/8 cup white vinegar, 1 quart water. It works great and no streaks!

I was also happy to see that the mamas that had been using Charlies were happy with this CD detergent, as I've been using Charlies - and it's nearly gone!
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What;s the difference between oxyclean and oxyclean free?
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for those questioning the oxyclean try the OxyClean Free....That's what I've been using and they say it's safer for the babies or try the baby kind
Yes you have to use the Oxyclean FREE kind or Baby...they don't have the extra "stuff" in it.
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Old 09-27-2008, 01:59 PM   #405
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Yes you have to use the Oxyclean FREE kind or Baby...they don't have the extra "stuff" in it.
Thanks. I've never noticed oxyclean free or baby. I haven't really looked though.
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I'm going to edit the dishwasher detergent post

The general consensus seems to be....use it with a commercial rinse agent...or add a little commercial powder....otherwise you get white film!

Although someone mentioned putting white vinegar in the *bottom* of the dishwasher instead of the rinse compartment and I haven't heard how that worked!

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You probably need to strip the dishwasher a few times with the natural det before putting dishes in. The residue is prob build up from the old detergent.

The Charlie's soap package I use says washing machines need to be striped b4 running clothes in them bc of old deterget build up, so I would think a dishwaher would be the same.

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OH %#*^@##@%$ !!!!!

I just tried making the regular laundry soap for the first time ever and it BROKE my expensive blender! WTH?! It went out with a spark.

Has this happened to anyone else????

So much for saving money and the environment....! Now I have to go out and buy a new blender and who knows what I should do with this broken one.

And I still don't have any darn laundry soap (just ran out of my Purex earlier today).
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You probably need to strip the dishwasher a few times with the natural det before putting dishes in. The residue is prob build up from the old detergent.

The Charlie's soap package I use says washing machines need to be striped b4 running clothes in them bc of old deterget build up, so I would think a dishwaher would be the same.
Hmmm....interesting! Can a dishwasher get buildup like a washing machine?
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OH %#*^@##@%$ !!!!!

I just tried making the regular laundry soap for the first time ever and it BROKE my expensive blender! WTH?! It went out with a spark.

Has this happened to anyone else????

So much for saving money and the environment....! Now I have to go out and buy a new blender and who knows what I should do with this broken one.

And I still don't have any darn laundry soap (just ran out of my Purex earlier today).
I'm so sorry your blender broke!

You really do need to make this with a food processor or grate by hand...the blades on a blender are set differently and aren't designed to chop the same way as a food processor!

I'm going to edit the original post so no one else has to lose their blender!
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