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#1 Trish

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Posted 05 March 2017 - 06:21 AM

Does any one still make their own? 



#2 blueangel

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Posted 05 March 2017 - 07:58 AM

Both my daughter and I do. It works really well in our hi-efficiency front loaders.



#3 steelnut

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Posted 05 March 2017 - 10:45 AM

I make it too and love it!



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#4 NikonSniper

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Posted 05 March 2017 - 11:01 AM

How about a "recipe" for this....



#5 steelnut

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Posted 05 March 2017 - 11:06 AM

How about a "recipe" for this....

Kitty Mommy posted it years ago:

KittyMommy, on 10 Jul 2008 - 09:16 AM, said:

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The powder version I would say is VERY easy, the liquid version takes a little more doing.....tell you what...I'll post both...

The Liquid version will do about 80 loads.

You need:

1 bar of Fels Naptha Soap grated.
1 cup A&H Washing Soda
1/2 cup 20 Mule Team Borax.

Place grated soap in a pot.
Cover with water and simmer over medium heat until all soap is melted, stirring occasionally.
Pour into 5 gallon bucket.
Add washing soda and borax.
Add enough hot water to fill the bucket.
Stir (I use a long measuring stick, but any long stick will work)
Let sit overnight to gel.
Use 1 cup per load.
You can pour this into old detergent containers or leave in the bucket.
Cover with a lid if leaving in the bucket to protect children and pets.

The powder version:

2/3 bar of Fels Naptha grated fine.  ( I use the whole bar though)
1 cup of A&H washing soda
1 cup of 20 Mule Team Borax

Put in a container that will hold 2 cups of laundry detergent. Shake, or stir well, and store in closed container.

Now, the best part:  use only 1 tablespoon per load.  OR, use a scoop from an old box of powder, you won't get as many loads, no, but a lot of folks like those handy little scoops.

These soaps are very low sudsing, so they are perfect for front loaders.   I use them in my HE machine, but I put the soap directly into the washer drum before loading clothes.  I don't like powder soap in the dispenser, its always leaves a little cakey mess!

Cost:

    * 20 Mule Team Borax: $2.50 for 70 oz. - Cost per batch: .14 (4 oz needed for recipe)
    * Arm & Hammer Super Washing Soda: $2.50 for 55 oz. Cost per batch .18.(4 oz needed for recipe)
    * Fels Naphtha: $1.24 per bar. Cost per batch: .83 (2/3 bar of soap needed for recipe) *

One tablespoon of detergent is sufficient per load of wash. If you have a high-efficiency machine, you might want to experiment with using a little less detergent for normal loads. If your clothes come out feeling stiff, lower the amount of detergent. For clothes that are heavily soiled, add a teaspoon more of the detergent..

The powder version makes 2 cups.  If you stick to the 1 tablespoon per load, you get 32 loads.  

I use this and love it, its very fresh smelling, and works great.



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#6 Trish

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Posted 05 March 2017 - 02:44 PM

Thank you all ☺




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