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« Reply #10 on: March 10, 2010 12:27:41 PM »

You can definitely use the concentrate, you will just have to scoop it rather than pour it. Some people dislike using the gel straight because of its, um, "snot-like" consistency. You will probably want to use 2 tablespoons or less, you'd have to experiment and see, obviously much less than if you had diluted it out!

Personally I prefer unscented everything for laundry soap, I like it to just smell clean!
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« Reply #11 on: March 10, 2010 12:35:03 PM »

Do you know if this is safe for septic systems?
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« Reply #12 on: March 10, 2010 12:51:00 PM »

we are another family with alergies... I'm thinking I may give this a go.... except cut the reciipe in half... I don't think i need that much, especially if I'm just testing it out.... I'd be afraid me and my kid would react lol
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« Reply #13 on: March 10, 2010 01:01:47 PM »

First off, thank you all for your lovely comments! Feelin' a little proud here. Grin Okay, second, let me try to answer everyone to the best of my ability!!

@Abbeeroad -- It lasts a long while. You will use it up before it goes bad, for sure. Just be sure to keep it in a relatively cool, dark place (e.g. basement, under the counter, etc.). Sun and heat are generally the only enemies of household products. It does make a lot, which is why it's soooo economical. If I had to put a load mark on it, you get between 150-200 loads of laundry, depending on size and all that jazz. There are only three of us here, so it lasts us awhile. Smiley

@Macesmeme -- Yes, the grater is your friend! My first time making this I chunked my soap and was that ever an exercise in frustration! And my DD and I are horribly allergic to laundry soaps, so that's why I started making this. Smiley

@DesignVigilante -- Thank you dahling! Sally Hanson Nail Pen ftw! Grin

@MareMare -- Because, dammit, I wanted to try to use the famed and mythic Fels-Naptha. Don't you be stifling my creative abilities, missy!! Wink  Kiss

@tgrsbug -- I, too, am very sensitive to detergents and scents, a quality my daughter (sadly for her) inherited. If you're worried about it, go for Zote or Kirk's Castile soap. Both are unscented and VERY gentle to the skin. Actually, any unscented soap will work. As a person who has had waaaaaay too many rashes from Tide, Cheer, Caress, etc., I say stick with what you know works for you and DD. Then you can always add natural EO scents in later if you desire and think DD will handle it. Smiley Though I should say that while Fels-Naptha is heavily perfumed in bar form and when you're melting it, if you can get through that part, the actual gel mellows out considerably. It just turns nice and clean smelling. But I was definitely cracking windows, turning on fans (Colorado in March, not so fun actually), and popping some Tylenol for the headache, lol. Cheesy

@ Whomever asked about using it straight -- Absolutely! I like to water it down because I'm a pourer type of gal, but you can use it straight. But as MareMare said, you'll want to use considerably less. And it's kind of a trial and error system with your washing machine and clothes load. Start with 2T. and work from there. Smiley

@Jennyleigh -- Eeeesh, I wish I could tell you for certain but I'm not sure! My guess would be "yes" because chemically it's no different than the soap you use in your shower or in your dish washer, but I'm just not certain! I'll have to do some digging for you. Smiley



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« Reply #14 on: March 10, 2010 01:03:51 PM »

we are another family with alergies... I'm thinking I may give this a go.... except cut the reciipe in half... I don't think i need that much, especially if I'm just testing it out.... I'd be afraid me and my kid would react lol

Just seconding what I said earlier about allergies: stick to what you know works. Unscented, dye-free soaps are great for this and you won't miss the scent. When my daughter was first born, I used ... I think it was Tom's unscented, dye-free soap and it worked great. Soooo mild. Now that she's getting older, and her skin is eerily identical to mine, it's a lot easier to play and experiment. Smiley
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« Reply #15 on: March 10, 2010 01:33:03 PM »

AWESOME!  Thanks for this, I've been okay with laundry detergent, strangely it is bar soap that often bothers me, I'll have to try Toms, etc; and I'm going to have to try this one day for the economy of it all. 
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« Reply #16 on: March 10, 2010 01:37:44 PM »


@MareMare -- Because, dammit, I wanted to try to use the famed and mythic Fels-Naptha. Don't you be stifling my creative abilities, missy!! Wink  Kiss


Not stifling, you just know I <3 your soapies!  Wink
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« Reply #17 on: March 10, 2010 01:42:28 PM »


@MareMare -- Because, dammit, I wanted to try to use the famed and mythic Fels-Naptha. Don't you be stifling my creative abilities, missy!! Wink  Kiss


Not stifling, you just know I <3 your soapies!  Wink

Hehe, thanks. I want to make Susan Cavitch's laundry soap with the ammonia? I made it once years ago and it cleans like the devil. But lye + ammonia also stinks like the devil when you're making it. Smells fine afterward, but ooooh.
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« Reply #18 on: March 10, 2010 01:44:19 PM »

Ooh, that just sounds dangerous. I would probably biff it up and make fumes and knock myself out. Or something. That's how I roll.
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« Reply #19 on: March 10, 2010 02:11:21 PM »

Thanks for the tute! Any idea if this is ok to use in HE machines?
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