A Crafts Community For Craft Ideas & DIY Projects - Craftster.org
Help | About | Contact | Press | Advertise | Cookie Policy | Terms | Site Map
Welcome, Guest.
Please login or register.
Random Tip: You can organize your bookmarks into folders!  Read more here.
Total Members: 307,941
Currently Running With Scissors:
462 Guests and 13 Users
Home Craftster Community Crafting Articles Craft Tutorials My Craftster Crafting Calendar City Guides Craft Shop


Pages: 1 [2]  All
Jump to page:
  Show Images Only     Send this topic  |  Print  |  Bookmark  
Topic: washing soda vs baking soda - opinions and facts???  (Read 4525 times)
Tags for this thread:  Add new tag
Share the love... Pin it Submit to reddit add to Wists
1+
 
tr3kkie9rl
« Reply #10 on: March 29, 2011 02:14:05 PM »

does anyone have any opinions on zote vs fels naptha vs "beauty" bars such as ivory or dove for the soap portion this?
THIS ROCKS   Logged

*************************
whoever i was
I'm not that person now
but what i wish i was
I'm still so far away from
*************************
CeeJayRose
« Reply #11 on: March 29, 2011 06:06:17 PM »

I used Ivory and haven't had a problem. I haven't used the others though so I can't really compare. Just make sure it's pure soap without additives like lotions.
THIS ROCKS   Logged

A2JC4life
« Reply #12 on: April 06, 2011 09:45:21 AM »

I have used both, and never really noticed any difference.  Generally speaking, I stick with my baking soda recipe because baking soda is cheaper and, occasionally, easier to find.  I haven't made any for a while, but I used to use it even for diapers in a house with super-hard water, and it always worked.  Not as well as some store-bought detergents, but better than others. Smiley
THIS ROCKS   Logged

tr3kkie9rl
« Reply #13 on: October 14, 2011 06:55:02 AM »

This recipe calls for liquid castile and baking soda, nothing else. I haven't tried it yet but it's next on my list Wink.

http://www.ehow.com/how_6346857_homemade-soap-washing-soda-borax.html

reasons I probably won't try this (but thanks for the link it's always fun to look at new things!)

1. Castile soap is expensive on it's own
2. There's not very much actual soap in the recommended amount for use in each load and that makes me wonder...
3. It's more labor intensive. And I'm lazy. Just being honest   Cheesy
THIS ROCKS   Logged

*************************
whoever i was
I'm not that person now
but what i wish i was
I'm still so far away from
*************************
dreadlocklove
« Reply #14 on: December 06, 2011 08:48:18 AM »

I recently made a batch of castile cp soap and considered making laundry soap with some of it.  But it is 5% superfatted...  How much of an effect will this have compared to a 0% superfatted castile?
THIS ROCKS   Logged

How pleased can one sun setting make you, if you humble yourself to it?  -Ani DiFranco
tr3kkie9rl
« Reply #15 on: December 07, 2011 02:02:06 PM »

I recently made a batch of castile cp soap and considered making laundry soap with some of it.  But it is 5% superfatted...  How much of an effect will this have compared to a 0% superfatted castile?

I couldn't tell you a thing about the soap as far as technicality goes, but I have read in several places that you need to be very careful with homemade soap in washers because it can clog up your water/sewer lines. I'm sure someone more knowledgeable than me can explain it better...
THIS ROCKS   Logged

*************************
whoever i was
I'm not that person now
but what i wish i was
I'm still so far away from
*************************
astrangeone
The Paper Alchemist
Offline Offline

Posts: 984
Joined: 15-Aug-2005

Fueled by the scent of rubber shavings....


View Profile
« Reply #16 on: December 17, 2011 06:15:38 PM »

I've actually used both recipes - baking soda and washing soda.  For me, the baking soda one smells fresher, but did little actual cleaning.  (I have super hard water, and I would rather have clean clothing.)

The washing soda one did a better job.  Probably because it was harder water.  (*sigh*)

I've tried the gooey version of the homemade laundry soap, and I just don't like it.  It's much easier to keep a jar of the powdered stuff on hand.  (Although, I'm probably going to have diluted conditioner as my version of the dryer sheets.)

My recipes:  1 bar Ivory soap, 1 cup borax, and 1 cup washing soda & essential oil of choice (I was using lavender).
THIS ROCKS   Logged

I handcarve stamps, knit and have organic catnip.

Personal Swapping...activated!

Looking for:  ATCs, some dry non-sanded grout mix

Got a 3DS?  I can clear save data from your games!  (Including RE Mercs 3D.)
tr3kkie9rl
« Reply #17 on: December 19, 2011 06:40:22 AM »

If you're referring to this post:

http://ths.gardenweb.com/forums/load/saving/msg0814293316256.html?10

it says that soap scum build up can cause that sandpaper effect. But if you read more closely, she specifies that this is because homemade soap formulas lack corrosion inhibitors and chelating agents - however with the addition of Borax you get both of these functions.

For the record I've been using washing soda (in conjunction with shredded Zote and Borax) haven't even bothered to try baking soda yet. I did have one white/red striped shirt end up kinda dingy, but I've also had it for hmmm... almost 6 years now so I guess it's time had come and gone. Other than that I haven't noticed any issues! I do hang dry some items, haven't noticed any stiffness or scratchiness.
THIS ROCKS   Logged

*************************
whoever i was
I'm not that person now
but what i wish i was
I'm still so far away from
*************************
tr3kkie9rl
« Reply #18 on: December 20, 2011 06:54:50 AM »

Ah good to know... luckily I don't have a lot of delicate stuff so hopefully I don't run into that! I'll keep watch for it though, thanks for the info!
THIS ROCKS   Logged

*************************
whoever i was
I'm not that person now
but what i wish i was
I'm still so far away from
*************************
Threads you might like:
Pages: 1 [2]  All Jump to page:
  Send this topic  |  Print  |  Bookmark  
 
Jump to:  



FacebookTwitterPinterest
only results with images
include swap threads
advanced search



Latest Blog Articles
OOOOOHKLAHOMA! Where the wind...
Tute Tuesday: Hand-Bound Book
A Little Birdie Told Me

Comparison Shopping




Support Craftster
Become a
Friend of Craftster

Buy Craftster Swag
Buy Craft Supplies
Comparison Shopping

Craftster heartily thanks the following peeps...
Moderators

Follow Craftster...






Powered by MySQL Powered by PHP Powered by SMF 1.1.11 | SMF © 2006-2009, Simple Machines LLC
SimplePortal 2.3.5 © 2008-2012, SimplePortal
Valid XHTML 1.0! Valid CSS!

Copyright ©2003-2016, Craftster.org an Internet Brands company.