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  1. #1
    Rain Company
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    Default Re: Budget101.com : Re: homemade laundry detergent


    My recipe for stains:
    equal parts of ammonia, dish washing soap (I use Dawn for the grease removing)
    and water in a spray bottle. Gently mix. It stinks but it works! And it
    doesn't cost much.

    Julie S


  2. #2
    Susan Kunz
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    Default Re: Budget101.com : Re: homemade laundry detergent


    I am also pretty lazy and when I was looking at the math I found that I
    would get more if I took the time to make the gel. So it was just my
    personal choice to take the time to make the gel.

    Susan
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    Do you like free recipes? Who doesn't....we have them at cook4less in the
    yahoogroups. Hope to see you there.
    -------Original Message-------

    From: Budget101_@yahoogroups.com
    Date: Friday, February 28, 2003 06:16:58 AM
    To: Budget101_@yahoogroups.com
    Subject: Budget101.com : Re: homemade laundry detergent

    I am super lazy. I make my laundry detergent into a
    powder instead of a liquid. It works fine and is way
    easier than melting the soap flakes, cooking it into a
    gel, etc. That is way too time consuming. Here's what
    I use: [snipped for brevity]


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    genxchristianmom@aol.com
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    In a message dated 7/5/2003 10:40:36 AM Eastern Daylight Time,
    mseasttexaslady@yahoo.com writes:

    > Does anyone have any suggestions on how to handle DH?

    Yes. Don't tell him when you switch things. ) It works in my house! lol

    In Christ,
    Nicole B.
    Titus II wife to Dustin and SAHM to Alex, 5, and Faith, 2.


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  4. #4
    Larry & Pat
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    If you have a water softener, would you use less? Does this make a high suds? Is
    it safe to water trees with?
    ----- Original Message -----
    From: mseasttexaslady
    To: Budget101_@yahoogroups.com
    Sent: Saturday, July 05, 2003 6:47 AM
    Subject: Budget101.com : Re: homemade laundry detergent


    Good Morning,
    I made this recipe yesterday but I used Zote Soap instead. It gelled
    very nicely. My DH ask would it get his clothes clean and fresh. I
    told him I think so and he :0( at me. I told him if he was not
    satisfied I would wash his clothes in store bought soap. NOT
    Does anyone have any suggestions on how to handle DH?
    I found all ingredients at Krogers in Nacogdoches. The prices were
    as follows:
    Zote Soap $.69 makes 3 batches of laundry soap
    Washing Soda $1.65 makes 12 batcges of laundry soap
    Borax $2.99 makes 19 batches of laundry soap
    I washing my first load of towels in the detergent know. I will let
    ya'll know what DH says.

    Thank you for this great & informative group.
    Janie in East Texas

    --- In Budget101_@yahoogroups.com, kabad@h... wrote:
    So I did this recipe below and the liquid is not thick. Does that
    matter, I made sure to follow precisely too. Can I still use it?
    Thanks, Kathy
    3 Pints Water
    1/3 Bar Fels Naptha Soap, Grated

    1/2 Cup Washing Soda
    1/2 Cup Borax
    2 Gallon Bucket
    1 Quart Hot Water
    Cold Water
    Mix Fels Naptha soap in a saucepan with 3 pints of water, and heat
    on low until dissolved. Stir in Washing Soda and Borax. Stir until
    thickened, and remove from heat. Add 1 Quart Hot Water to 2 Gallon
    Bucket. Add soap mixture, and mix well. Fill bucket with cold water,
    and mix well. Set aside for 24 hours, or until mixture thickens. Use
    1/2 cup of mixture per load.


  5. #5
    trulyblessedmum
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    Default Budget101.com : Re: homemade laundry detergent


    One thing I should have mentioned - this detergent doesn't make any
    suds at all, but that's okay - it's not supposed to. The water
    doesn't feel "soapy" either. It took a bit of getting used to not
    having suds, but just use 1/2 cup (or 1 cup if really dirty clothes),
    and everything comes clean.

    --- In Budget101_@yahoogroups.com, "Larry & Pat" <froggie@m...> wrote:
    > If you have a water softener, would you use less? Does this make a
    high suds? Is it safe to water trees with?
    [please snip your messages, thanks]


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    TchrMom22@aol.com
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    Default Re: Budget101.com : Re: homemade laundry detergent


    Would someone PLEASE help me? I have two different homemade laundry
    detergent recipes and am dying to use them, but I can't locate washing soda!!
    One
    recipe named Arm and Hammer. Does anyone know where I can get washing soda?
    It's not at Wal-Mart or my local Winn-Dixie. I'm looking forward to your
    helpful
    advice; this group is great!

    Angela


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  7. #7
    tsni843@aol.com
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    Default Re: Budget101.com : Re: homemade laundry detergent


    I have always found the Arm and Hammer in the Laundry section of our local
    grocery stores. Why not ask the store manager. If they don't carry it, ask if
    they will order it.

    Nadine


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  8. #8
    Kim Kilbride
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    Default Re: Budget101.com : Re: homemade laundry detergent


    I've found using half of a bar of Fels (vs. 1/3) helps the mixture gel better.
    Slowly melting the Fels in the pint of water over very low heat helps, as well.
    And, just before I'm ready to bottle the detergent, I like to beat it using an
    electric mixer to get an even, smooth consistency.


 

 

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