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With a large family washing clothes seems to happen more around my house than eating. :) Anyone have home made laundry soap recipes that remove stains and are safe for colored clothes. Smelling good wouldnt hurt either.

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  1. #1
    kristieobra
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    With a large family washing clothes seems to happen more around my

    house than eating.



    Anyone have home made laundry soap recipes that remove stains and are

    safe for colored clothes. Smelling good wouldnt hurt either.



    Thank you in advance.



    Kristie








  2. #2
    Kelly
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    This is the recipe I use.


    Laundry Soap

    1/2 bar of Octagon (all purpose soap,sold in with laundry soaps)
    1/2 cup 20 Mule Team Borax
    1/2 cup washing soda (I have used baking soda and it works good too)
    2 gal. hot water

    Put the 1/2 bar of soap in 1 gal. of the hot water (I shave mine so it dissolves better) let it set overnight. If needed squeeze it with your hands to get it mixed good. Then add the other gal. of hot water and the washing soda and Borax let it sit over night again. Stir before using. Use 1/2 a cup for a large load and you can use a little more if clothes are extra dirty.

    Kelly





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    With a large family washing clothes seems to happen more around my
    house than eating.

    Anyone have home made laundry soap recipes that remove stains and are
    safe for colored clothes. Smelling good wouldnt hurt either.

    Thank you in advance.

    Kristie









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  3. #3
    Ann Garner
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    Someone has mentioned Octagon soap, then the Phels Napha <sp?> bars

    have been discussed. The only laundry bar I found after checking 3

    stores while doing my shopping this morning was Zote pink soap. Are

    all these bars basically the same thing and can be used like the

    others in the recipes?



    Ann in Arkansas










  4. #4
    Kelly
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    --- In Budget101_@yahoogroups.com, "kristieobra" <kristieobra@...>

    wrote:

    >

    > With a large family washing clothes seems to happen more around my

    > house than eating.

    >

    > Anyone have home made laundry soap recipes that remove stains and

    are

    > safe for colored clothes. Smelling good wouldnt hurt either.

    >

    > Thank you in advance.

    >

    > Kristie

    >

    Bleach (heavy-duty) recipe

    1 gallon water

    2 cups chlorinated lime

    3 cups washing soda



    Mix in an old plastic bucket. Stir well. Let stand, uncovered, for 24

    hours. Strain into storage containers. Use as any commercial bleach.

    AVOID CONTACT WITH SKIN AND FUMES WHEN MIXING.

    ---------------------------

    Color-Safe Bleach recipe

    This bleach is for delicate colors and synthetic fabrics. It reduces

    yellowing in silks and woolens.



    2 cups hydrogen peroxide

    14 cups water



    Mix ingredients and store in a plastic one-gallon container. Soak

    items to be cleaned in this solution for 10 to 30 minutes.

    -------------------------

    Fabric Softener recipe

    2 cups baking soda

    2 cups white vinegar

    4 cups water



    Mix ingredients and store in a plastic or glass container in your

    laundry area. Label the container and keep it out of the reach of

    children.



    To use: Shake the mixture and add 1/4 cup to the final rinse in the

    washing machine. If you have hard water, use 1/3 cup.

    --------------------------------

    Fabric Softener recipe

    2 cups baking soda

    4 cups water

    2 cups Herbal Vinegar or white vinegar



    Mix ingredients and store in a plastic or glass container in the

    laundry area. Add 1/4 cup to the final rinse water in washing

    machine. If your water is hard, you may have to add a little more.

    -----------------------------

    Fabric Whitener recipe

    1 part cream of tartar

    3 parts water



    Use to whiten white linen or cotton.

    ----------------------

    Gentle Fabric Soap recipe

    1 cup soap flakes

    4 cups boiling water

    1/2 cup borax



    Combine soap flakes and borax in a large pan and pour the boiling

    water over the mixture, stirring until soap is dissolved. Cool, then

    store in a plastic squeeze or pump container and keep in the laundry

    area.



    To use, measure out 1/4 cup for each quart of water. Add items to be

    washed and agitate them around. The mixture should produce suds. If

    it does not, add another squirt. If your delicate items are heavily

    soiled, soak them for 1 or 2 hours in the cleaning solution before

    laundering them.

    --------------------------------

    Homemade Laundry Soap recipe



    1 bar Ivory Soap (plain, pure soap - no fragrance)

    1 cup washing soda (not baking soda)



    Fill a large bucket or container with hot tap water. Set aside.



    Grate the bar of soap into a saucepan. Add water just to cover the

    grated soap. Heat the mixture, stirring constantly, until the soap is

    dissolved. Add the soap-water mixture to the hot water in the bucket.

    Stir to combine. Then add washing soda and stir. As this cools it

    will turn into a white gelatinous soap. The thickness will vary

    depending on the size of container used.



    To use: Pour one cup into soiled laundry load.



    This bucket of soap does a lot of laundry for a very small price and

    more soap is just 15 minutes away. One batch washes 24 loads of

    laundry.

    ---------------------------

    Laundry Pre-Treat Spray recipe

    1/2 cup household ammonia

    1/2 gallon water

    2 tablespoons Soft Soap

    1/2 cup white vinegar

    1/4 cup baking soda



    Put all ingredients in a spray bottle and shake well. Spray all hard-

    to-clean areas of clothing before washing.

    ----------------------------------

    Laundry Pre-Wash Spray recipe

    1/2 cup ammonia

    1/2 cup liquid laundry detergent

    Water



    Put all the ingredients into a pint spray bottle. Shake well before

    using.

    ---------------------------------

    Laundry Soap (for automatic washers) recipe

    2 cups pure soap flakes or powder

    2 to 4 tablespoons washing soda (4 tablespoons

    if using very hard water)

    --------------------------------

    Laundry Starch recipe

    1 cup cornstarch

    1/2 cup wheat starch



    Stir cornstarch and wheat starch together and cover tightly to store.



    To use, dissolve 2 teaspoons in 1 cup water. Apply to damp fabric

    with a spray bottle or dilute with more water and moisten fabrics in

    a starch bath.

    --------------------------

    I hope this helps you out.



    Kelly in IL








  5. #5
    Cindy
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    Thank you Kelly

    Cindy From Indiana

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  6. #6
    kristie obra
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    This is great, thanks so much !





    Kristie






    --- On Mon, 6/9/08, Kelly <khale12057@charter.net> wrote:

    From: Kelly <khale12057@charter.net>
    Subject: Re: Budget101.com : Homemade Laundry Soap Recipes Anyone?
    To: Budget101_@yahoogroups.com
    Date: Monday, June 9, 2008, 7:28 AM


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    This is the recipe I use.


    Laundry Soap

    1/2 bar of Octagon (all purpose soap,sold in with laundry soaps)
    1/2 cup 20 Mule Team Borax
    1/2 cup washing soda (I have used baking soda and it works good too)
    2 gal. hot water

    Put the 1/2 bar of soap in 1 gal. of the hot water (I shave mine so it dissolves better) let it set overnight. If needed squeeze it with your hands to get it mixed good. Then add the other gal. of hot water and the washing soda and Borax let it sit over night again. Stir before using. Use 1/2 a cup for a large load and you can use a little more if clothes are extra dirty.

    Kelly





    [quote]
    ----- Original Message -----
    From: kristieobra
    To: Budget101_@yahoogro ups.com
    Sent: Saturday, June 07, 2008 9:24 PM
    Subject: Budget101.com : Homemade Laundry Soap Recipes Anyone?





    With a large family washing clothes seems to happen more around my
    house than eating.

    Anyone have home made laundry soap recipes that remove stains and are
    safe for colored clothes. Smelling good wouldnt hurt either.

    Thank you in advance.

    Kristie









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  7. #7
    Kelly
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    I've used Zote too and it works good. Kelly


    [quote]
    ----- Original Message -----
    From: Ann Garner
    To: Budget101_@yahoogroups.com
    Sent: Monday, June 09, 2008 12:22 PM
    Subject: Re: Budget101.com : Homemade Laundry Soap Recipes bar soap?





    Someone has mentioned Octagon soap, then the Phels Napha <sp?> bars
    have been discussed. The only laundry bar I found after checking 3
    stores while doing my shopping this morning was Zote pink soap. Are
    all these bars basically the same thing and can be used like the
    others in the recipes?

    Ann in Arkansas









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  8. #8
    chris scott
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    Default Homemade Laundry Soap Recipes Anyone?


    <table cellspacing="0" cellpadding="0" border="0" background="none" style="font-family:arial;font-size:10pt;color:rgb(51, 51, 51);background-color:rgb(255, 255, 255);"><td valign="top" style="font: inherit;">I havent used Zote soap before. I have always used Fels Naptha soap. There are tons of recipes out there and all tell ya different soaps you can use. Personally i would stick with the zote soap or the fels naptha soap. I love making and using homemade soap. It has really saved us money
    --- On Mon, 6/9/08, Kelly <khale12057@charter.net> wrote:
    <blockquote style="border-left: 2px solid rgb(16, 16, 255);">From: Kelly <khale12057@charter.net>
    Subject: Re: Budget101.com : Homemade Laundry Soap Recipes bar soap?
    To: Budget101_@yahoogroups.com
    Date: Monday, June 9, 2008, 8:31 PM

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    <font face="Arial" size="2">I've used Zote too and it works good. Kelly
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    Someone has mentioned Octagon soap, then the Phels Napha <sp?> bars
    have been discussed. The only laundry bar I found after checking 3
    stores while doing my shopping this morning was Zote pink soap. Are
    all these bars basically the same thing and can be used like the
    others in the recipes?

    Ann in Arkansas





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  9. #9
    C D
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    I'm too lazy to cook up laundry soap anymore, so I just open up a box

    of washing soda, add in an equal amount of borax, and go! Sometimes

    I'll get fancy and trow a bar of bath soap in a food processor and

    add that to the mix, but I'm not that sure it's necessary. I had a

    little regular laundry liquid left over from when I switched, and

    I've used for spots, but that's it. I just use the 50/50 mix

    (without the bar of soap) for my dishwasher, as well, and for both

    machines, vinegar works well as a clarifier for dishes, and to reduce

    static for clothes (affects the electron charge). If I need to scrub

    up around the house, I'll put a bit of the 50/50 in a bucket of hot

    water, then add a squirt of dish soap. I never use another cleaner.

    For disinfecting, I use Listerine (it was used in prepping for

    surgery in the olden days, before people began to rinse their mouths

    with it), vinegar or hydrogen peroxide. My house is chemical free,

    for the most part, and my family is literally healthier(i.e.

    significantly fewer doctor's visits). We're saving a good deal of

    money, too.



    I hope that helps. The book where I got these ideas is called

    _Organic Housekeeping_, by Ellen Sandbeck. I wrote her about

    questions I had regarding the material, and she actually responded to

    me with great assistance. Nice lady.








  10. #10
    Ann Garner
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    At 06:21 AM 6/10/2008, you wrote:

    >I havent used Zote soap before. I have always used Fels Naptha soap.

    >There are tons of recipes out there and all tell ya different soaps

    >you can use. Personally i would stick with the zote soap or the fels

    >naptha soap. I love making and using homemade soap. It has really

    >saved us money



    Thanks for the feedback. I still have a lot of detergent where I

    stock up when it's on sale and I have good coupons, but I was wanting

    to try the bar as a pre-treatment for stains.



    Ann in Arkansas










  11. #11
    Michelle Belt
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    I never thought to use Listerine.
    Wow I will have to try this.
    I do all the other as well. =)

    On 6/10/08, C D[/b] <go4awalleye@yahoo.com> wrote:<blockquote class="gmail_quote" style="border-left-color: #cccccc;border-left-width: 1px;border-left-style: solid;">
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    I&#39;m too lazy to cook up laundry soap anymore, so I just open up a box
    of washing soda, add in an equal amount of borax, and go! Sometimes
    I&#39;ll get fancy and trow a bar of bath soap in a food processor and

    add that to the mix, but I&#39;m not that sure it&#39;s necessary. I had a
    little regular laundry liquid left over from when I switched, and
    I&#39;ve used for spots, but that&#39;s it. I just use the 50/50 mix

    (without the bar of soap) for my dishwasher, as well, and for both
    machines, vinegar works well as a clarifier for dishes, and to reduce
    static for clothes (affects the electron charge). If I need to scrub

    up around the house, I&#39;ll put a bit of the 50/50 in a bucket of hot
    water, then add a squirt of dish soap. I never use another cleaner.
    For disinfecting, I use Listerine (it was used in prepping for
    surgery in the olden days, before people began to rinse their mouths

    with it), vinegar or hydrogen peroxide. My house is chemical free,
    for the most part, and my family is literally healthier(i.e.
    significantly fewer doctor&#39;s visits). We&#39;re saving a good deal of
    money, too.


    I hope that helps. The book where I got these ideas is called
    _Organic Housekeeping_, by Ellen Sandbeck. I wrote her about
    questions I had regarding the material, and she actually responded to
    me with great assistance. Nice lady.


    <span width="1" style="color: #ffffff;"> [/quote]

    --
    Be who you are and say what you feel, because those who mind don&#39;t matter and those who matter don&#39;t mind !

    Michelle and Stephen in PA


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    Great post, Kelly! Can't wait to try these recipes!

 

 

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