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Topic: Homemade Laundry Soap ** With Tute! ** (picture heavy)  (Read 43019 times)
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« Reply #20 on: March 10, 2010 02:21:32 PM »

My friend uses an HE washer and he uses the usage guide for front-loaders and says it works well. Unfortunately since I don't have an HE, I'd have to say the exact amount will be a trial and error thing. The only reason you need "special" detergent for HE machines if for the low-sud factor. This stuff is already low-sud, so just using a lower amount should work marvelously for you! Smiley

For the allergy-conscious, I found Dial Pure & Natural on Amazon, and apparently it's great for this. Smiley
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« Reply #21 on: March 10, 2010 03:16:25 PM »

Thanks so much for this tute! I'd seen a similar recipe for making laundry soap before and wanted to try it and now with your extra instructions I feel confident enough to do it, yay!
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« Reply #22 on: March 10, 2010 03:21:11 PM »

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« Reply #23 on: March 10, 2010 03:28:55 PM »

i'm so glad people are liking it. DH always calls me a dork for making my own laundry soap. Grin Roll Eyes
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« Reply #24 on: March 10, 2010 05:03:26 PM »

Oh yes, Colorado in March. Snowing one moment, sunny and hot the next. I take it it was cold that day?
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« Reply #25 on: March 10, 2010 05:17:34 PM »

Oh yes, Colorado in March. Snowing one moment, sunny and hot the next. I take it it was cold that day?

Yesterday it was beautiful and sunny, today it's frickin' freezing and snowing. So yes, last night the weather was a' changing. Smiley
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« Reply #26 on: March 10, 2010 05:25:23 PM »

i'm so glad people are liking it. DH always calls me a dork for making my own laundry soap. Grin Roll Eyes

I'm gonna have to call him a whiny baby for that awesome pic you posted Wink
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« Reply #27 on: March 10, 2010 05:26:22 PM »

I use a recipe that's quite similar, but it's a powder instead of a liquid. A liquid would be too messy for me since I go to the laundromat. A friend taught me that one and I've been using it for a least 6 months with great success.

The recipe is just mixing equal amount of finely grated soap, borax and washing soda. I usually just grate a soap bar, check the amount with a small measuring cup and add the two other ingredients. You can mix everything with a food processor if your soap flakes are too but, but I usually just mix by hand. I use two tablespoons of this mix in the big laundromat machines, so a tablespoon would probably be enough for a normal machine.

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« Reply #28 on: March 10, 2010 05:36:30 PM »

We had to go to a laundromat years ago and I would put my laundry soap in a Tupperware/Ziploc container and throw it in my laundry bag.

I think people tend to either be in the powder camp or the liquid camp. I'm definitely an anti-powder person. Just never had good experience with it. Thank you for sharing the powder recipe, though, for those who are powder people! Smiley
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« Reply #29 on: March 10, 2010 06:11:50 PM »

I am so bummed you beat me to this one! I took pictures of my latest batch of laundry soap last week and was all ready to do a nice tute and then I saw this Sad Oh well. I do a cpuple things different. My 5 gallon bucket came from the bakery at my local grocery store for **free**. They just recycle their old 5 gallon containers for frosting so I asked if I could have one with a lid. Took it home, used Dawn (for the grease!)and voila!  Also I use Arm and Hammer washing soda which they sell at yet another local grocery store for about $2 and change.
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