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Subject: MAKE YOUR OWN LAUNDRY DETERGENT
Date Posted: 11/4/2009 11:12 PM ET
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http://www.thesimpledollar.com/2008/04/09/making-your-own-laundry-detergent-a-detailed-visual-guide/

 

My sister says her friend makes this and it cost $.01 per load to wash clothes and they come out clean!



Last Edited on: 11/4/09 11:13 PM ET - Total times edited: 1
Date Posted: 11/5/2009 2:20 PM ET
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Thank you for posting the link.  I have toyed with this idea for a while.  Laundry soap is so expensive.  Plus, I make my own soap, so all I need is the borax and the washing soda.  Worth a try.

Date Posted: 11/7/2009 9:13 PM ET
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 I made this last night.  Used it tonight, and it worked wonderfully.  I happened to have some Gain fragrance oil, so I added some of it to the mixture tonight, smells just like Gain.  I also filled my old detergent bottle with the homemade detergent, so I wouldnt have to open the pail everytime, and its alittle more user friendly for my dd and dh .

It was quite simple to make.  I did grate some of the bar soap, but also minced some of it  up good with my butcher knife.  Worked just as well as the grater.   I used a bunch of hotel soaps I had acquired. 

Thanks for posting this.

Date Posted: 11/7/2009 9:23 PM ET
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Too cool!  I got my bucket today so I can do some as soon as the bottle of detergent I have is gone.  Yea!

Date Posted: 11/8/2009 12:46 PM ET
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I use that recipe, too.  It seems to work as well as anything else.  If I crunched the numbers correctly, it's three cents a load for me.  And it was so easy.  I didn't think it could really be so easy.

Date Posted: 11/20/2009 10:06 AM ET
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So glad to have seen this post we made our first batch of homemade laundry detergent day before yesterday. Can't wait to use it :)

Subject: Laundry soap
Date Posted: 12/3/2009 4:20 AM ET
Member Since: 11/28/2009
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I started making my own wit washing soda, borax, Fels-Naptha soap and baking soda.  WORKS EXCELLENT!!  I can't say enough about how much $$ saved!

I have a liquid recipe that I absolutely LOVE!.  I tried many but this one works.  Don't give up if you can't find the bar soap. (and don't buy it for an arm and a leg on Ebay...)

Date Posted: 12/5/2009 7:03 PM ET
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Brenda, hope you post that liquid recipe here.  Could be a better one than what I found.