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« Reply #1170 on: August 08, 2012 08:58:37 AM »

On the topic of home made laundry detergent.  I used it for a few months and it was fine for most of my newer textiles.  But I lost a few vintage cotton sheets and t shirts while using it.  One of my 1970's Indian cotton sheets literally fell apart in the wash and I have been using it for years with no issue.  And one of my favo old shirts came out covered in new holes.  I am guessing I had used too much of the washing soap mixture...but I thought I should meantion that it is not as gentle as I was figuring it would be.

And alwaysimr is right about over soaping.  I often wash my loads with no soap and they come out clean and smelling nice.  Hub's shirts how ever have to be washed with soap...or washed several times during hot times of the year.  But that's what I get for marrying Bigfoot Grin
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« Reply #1171 on: August 08, 2012 09:02:37 AM »

@Suereal - You have a little typo in there. I'm guessing some auto correct didn't like how you spelled it. Seeing what it changed it to, I thought you might want to know.  Grin    That sucks about it ruining vintage stuff.
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« Reply #1172 on: August 08, 2012 09:29:15 AM »

I've always been hesitant to use homemade laundry detergent because of super-sensitive skin. Now, knowing what it could potentially do to some of my old, favorite items, I'm even less likely to try it.

But, I do still love the dish washing detergent (although it's hard as a rock, right now... so I need to grate it and toss in some silica gel packets).
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« Reply #1173 on: August 08, 2012 10:29:38 AM »

@Suereal - You have a little typo in there. I'm guessing some auto correct didn't like how you spelled it. Seeing what it changed it to, I thought you might want to know.  Grin    That sucks about it ruining vintage stuff.

LOL Yes...my textiles were not from 1070 but 1970.  Fixed now.  Thanks Grin

and HAHAHA!  I just saw what you actualy meant.  Off to change that now Grin
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« Reply #1174 on: August 09, 2012 07:20:31 AM »

That is one thing I do not like about the homemade powders...they do get rock hard even with silica gel thingies...I know commercial powders use stuff to keep powders "free-flowing"...You do have to be careful with laundry soap not to let it touch the fabrics directly...I throw in the soap, fill the washer, let it swish a bit, then put in the clothes.  I really haven't had any trouble...I know some vintage fabrics are not meant to be cleaned with modern chemicals...you should have laid it on a rock and beat it... Cheesy
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« Reply #1175 on: August 09, 2012 08:18:56 AM »

Maybe with the dishwasher detergent I'll go back to my original plan to put it into ice cube trays, let it harden and then store the cubes in a plastic bin. I'll have to see if they fit in the detergent cup, but if not, I can smash them before I use them.
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« Reply #1176 on: August 09, 2012 12:43:01 PM »

What a cool idea!  I wonder if they will dissolve the same as the store bought ones...I have an old tray I could use to experiment...
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« Reply #1177 on: August 09, 2012 02:19:02 PM »

What a cool idea!  I wonder if they will dissolve the same as the store bought ones...I have an old tray I could use to experiment...

I was thinking to test one out by dropping it in some water to see how long it takes to get mushy. Or, I might just run a load of dishes and see what happens. If I get up the motivation tonight, I'll grate the batch I have and then measure them into the trays. Then, I can give it a go tomorrow night or Saturday.
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« Reply #1178 on: August 10, 2012 06:32:21 AM »

I need another fake swap to join...lately I have been joining real ones! Cheesy

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« Reply #1179 on: August 10, 2012 08:01:35 AM »

I need another fake swap to join...lately I have been joining real ones! Cheesy



LOL! Me too! I need to get caught up on my real swaps and my fake swaps before I join anything else...
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