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« Reply #40 on: October 27, 2008 02:14:12 PM »

I couldn't find the Fels-Naptha or the washing soda.  I did find another recipe for a liquid laundry soap and I can use my homemade soap for that.  I still need the washing soda though.
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« Reply #41 on: October 28, 2008 07:53:42 AM »

The Arm & Hammer washing soda is hard to find.  Another site suggests purchasing it through Amazon.com, if you can't find it in your stores.  I found it at a chain supermarket called Market Basket on the East Coast, but only at one particular store--not all their stores carry it. Just another indication it is an odd-ball type product, unlike the standard detergent brands you can find anywhere. 
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« Reply #42 on: October 28, 2008 08:02:04 AM »

you know you can ask your local store to order things like that in for you and generally they will.
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« Reply #43 on: October 31, 2008 05:52:21 AM »

Wow, such a great idea and a wonderful tutorial. I'm definitely going to try this one out, as I totally appreciate being able to not pay crazy amounts for laundry detergent...
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« Reply #44 on: November 27, 2008 05:51:08 PM »

I love this I made it and It works really well But I added tea tree oil instead of orange. Thanx
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« Reply #45 on: November 28, 2008 11:49:13 AM »

I'm really surprised at how difficult of a time people are having finding Fels-Naptha and washing soda I've seen one or both of them in just about every supermarket (and not just the natural-food ones) around.  I haven't hit the fancier ones, but the cheap and the mid-range have these things.  Maybe it's because I live in the Pacific Northwest where a lot of people are "greenies"?
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« Reply #46 on: December 01, 2008 12:11:11 PM »

TheMistressT, I often forget we live in a sort of green-living paradise.  (I live in Portland). 

I love the idea of tea tree oil - nice and clean!  I'm going to make some this afternoon.
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« Reply #47 on: December 01, 2008 02:19:14 PM »

TheMistressT, I often forget we live in a sort of green-living paradise.  (I live in Portland). 

I love the idea of tea tree oil - nice and clean!  I'm going to make some this afternoon.

I'm in Portland, too!  And I think I tend to assume things based on how it is here.  I made some yesterday, scented with sweet orange essential oil (just over /5 oz) and am washing my first load now!  I have a front loader and used the amount that I use of my store bought stuff, so we'll see how it goes.  The recipe I used suggested 1 oz of oil, but in the interest of keeping costs down I used half and it smells plenty strong.  But then I noticed how strongly store-bought smells compared to how much it makes the laundry smell and I'm wondering about the result.
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« Reply #48 on: December 03, 2008 10:41:06 PM »

I live in IL and I found them in both "bean town" Decatur and hip Edwardsvill. They were in the Landry aisle. The borax and Arm & hammer were at the end of the stuff the soap bar was with the spot and pretreaters. But I cant find a list of ingredients on the Bar.
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« Reply #49 on: May 08, 2010 07:52:21 PM »

I make laundry soap, but liquid. I thought about adding some sort of scent, but wasn't sure what I wanted to use. I know some people use essential oils.
Pretty fun making laundry soap, isn't it??!

Oh and BTW, I found Arm & Hammer washing soda at King Soopers. I hope everyone tries making laundry soap it really does save tons of money!
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