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Topic: Homemade Laundry Soap ** With Tute! ** (picture heavy)  (Read 58231 times)
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« Reply #150 on: February 07, 2013 09:19:49 PM »

Hello, i have a question. In my country we use the metric system and i can't understand wich unit is "c" can you give me an equivalent please??? Cheesy Cheesy Cheesy Cheesy

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Hi there!

It stands for cup. For a liquid measurement, 1 cup equals 8 ounces or about 30 mL. We also use it for volume measurement, for dry things. That is a little more confusing depending on how dense somethingis, but for the dry measurements in this recipe, about 205 grams = 1 cup (of washing soda, etc).

This chart might help too Smiley

http://www.onlineconversion.com/weight_volume_cooking.htm
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« Reply #151 on: February 07, 2013 10:57:54 PM »

ohhhhh muchísimas gracias Cheesy

now i can try the recipe ^.^
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« Reply #152 on: February 08, 2013 08:48:32 PM »

Thanks for the link to the conversion table. Now I have to find the borax and washing soda
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« Reply #153 on: February 09, 2013 08:38:54 AM »

Where do I find the Fels-Naptha?  Also, is this safe for the machines that require the (he) safe label?

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« Reply #154 on: February 24, 2013 07:10:03 PM »

TRYING!
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« Reply #155 on: March 10, 2013 09:21:43 AM »

I'm about to try your recipe. Quite excited.
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« Reply #156 on: October 14, 2015 11:01:05 AM »

im def trying this but with some fragrance. I may try to find some unscented soap to make it that way I can make my own smells
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« Reply #157 on: October 19, 2016 08:40:24 AM »

I truly don't want to rain on anyone's parade, but since this was in today's craftster email, I wanted to let people know in case they're interested:

The science of what makes detergent work comes down to surfactants that grab a hold of the dirt in your clothing and pull it out when the water washes it away. Soap doesn't have surfactants, and isn't designed for your washing machine. Using it voids your machine warranty and will hurt it over time. If you were to strip your clothing (basically soaking it with cleaning agents) all the dirt that has built up in your clothes would come out and you'd see the homemade detergent wasn't actually working.

Feel free to ignore if you like - like I said, I don't mean to upset anyone! Just sharing the science of how detergent works. Smiley
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« Reply #158 on: October 19, 2016 09:08:10 AM »

I truly don't want to rain on anyone's parade, but since this was in today's craftster email, I wanted to let people know in case they're interested:

The science of what makes detergent work comes down to surfactants that grab a hold of the dirt in your clothing and pull it out when the water washes it away. Soap doesn't have surfactants, and isn't designed for your washing machine. Using it voids your machine warranty and will hurt it over time. If you were to strip your clothing (basically soaking it with cleaning agents) all the dirt that has built up in your clothes would come out and you'd see the homemade detergent wasn't actually working.

Feel free to ignore if you like - like I said, I don't mean to upset anyone! Just sharing the science of how detergent works. Smiley

Just curious how handmade soap will harm a washing machine to the point of affecting the warranty?
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« Reply #159 on: October 19, 2016 10:25:27 AM »


Just curious how handmade soap will harm a washing machine to the point of affecting the warranty?


I have used homemade lye soap,after its cured and grated it to make my laundry soap. I didn't make the gel kind. I make a powdered kind. It works very well in my stackable washer/dryer set up. I do use a bit of vingear in the rinse cycle. 

I have also used the Fels Naptha. Got it in the laundry section at the grocery store.
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