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Old 11-28-2008, 04:50 PM   #481
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Re: Green & Thrifty...Making Your Own Detergent! (recipes pg 1 & 16)

And it has to be Sodium Carbonate- that's not a typo. It's washing soda, not baking soda. Arm and Hammer does make it, though. Or you can use PH + (or PH up) that's found with pool chemicals- it's the same stuff.

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Old 11-28-2008, 04:51 PM   #482
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Okay, I have a question. I use the diaper recipe regularly, and love it.
We use Charlie's for our clothing, and are almost out. I have decided NOT to use the regular laundry recipe because when I tried the diaper detergent on clothing, it faded items with only one wash. So, that being said, here is my question. If I use regular Tide (we have a huge bottle) on our clothing, will I have to strip my washer every time I want to wash diapers?
Oh, and the laundry detergent recipie doesn't make clothes fade. I use both, and I think the diaper stuff makes clothes fade because of the oxyclean, which isn't in the laundry stuff. I soaked a shirt in oxyclean the other day (DD spilled tempera paint on it, and it is so not true that tempera paint is washable!) and it faded like crazy.
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i make my own detergent for clothing but i use regular tide on our diapers because that's the only thing that works and doesn't make stink issues and i've not had any repelling issues with the tide.
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Old 11-28-2008, 11:04 PM   #484
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Thanks for the recipe......I love my new soap!
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Just popping on to say we need to add the 5 gallon liquid recipie.. I find it works really well for FL that way. Just melt the grated soap in a pot with 4 cups of water. Then add Borax and WS. Pour into bucket. Fill with warm water (leave a good four or five inches to the top so you can stir or shake it up when it solidifies) then lest stand over night. Will look like egg drop soup till you stir or shake it.

Oh and someone wanted to know what type of diapers you are washing with the diaper detergent.. I am using Prefolds only and we love wool but occasionally have a BGOS or a BSWW in there. I have a FL and hard water and use 1/4 cup in my Sanitary Cycle. In my prewash (before sanitary cycle) I add a splash of bleach.

The first time I used this I got greyed diapers. But I discovered that its the hard water and I needed to use more than a few tbs. When I started using 1/4 cup it worked beautifully (not everyone needs that much Im sure)
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I only read the 1st and last pages, LOL, but how much money do you think the recipes are saving you?
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SO, I've been making mine with Fels Naptha, but after reading this.........I think I'll switch to Dr. Bronners. Even though, it does work REALLY well and I feel it's probably much less toxic than any commercial detergent. Kirks is not available around, but I do have some Ivory I could use.

Those that use the Dr. Bronners, how is it working out for you?
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SO, I've been making mine with Fels Naptha, but after reading this.........I think I'll switch to Dr. Bronners. Even though, it does work REALLY well and I feel it's probably much less toxic than any commercial detergent. Kirks is not available around, but I do have some Ivory I could use.

Those that use the Dr. Bronners, how is it working out for you?
I'm on my first batch ever and I made it with Dr Bonners and so far I love it! I would NOT use Ivory because it is a soap with lotion built into it and I don't want that left behind on my clothes.
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