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    Default Laundry Detergents

    Save hundreds of dollars per year using these recipes!

    I didn't "invent" these recipes, they were passed along to me.

    Liquid Laundry Detergents

    Recipe #1

    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.

    Recipe #2

    1 Cup Grated Fels Naptha Soap
    1/2 Cup Washing Soda
    1/2 Cup Borax
    2 Tablespoons Glycerin
    2 Cups Water

    Mix all three ingredients together. Add glycerin and water.
    Use 1/2 - 3/4 cup per load. Best when used with cold or warm water.

    Recipe #3

    1 Bar Fels Naptha Soap, Grated
    5 Gallon Bucket
    1 Cup Washing Soda
    4 1/2 Gallons Water

    Place grated soap in a small saucepan and cover with water. Heat on
    low until dissolved. Fill bucket with hot water, and add soap. Stir
    to combine. Add 1 cup washing soda and mix well. As it cools it will
    thicken. May be used immediately. Use 1-2 cups per load.

    Powdered Laundry Detergent

    1 Cup Grated Fels Naptha Soap
    1/2 Cup Washing Soda
    1/2 Cup Borax

    For light load, use 1 cup. For heavy or heavily soiled load, use 2


    . Liquid detergent can also be used as a pretreater for stains.

    . Ivory Soap, Deodorant Soap, and Beauty Bars can be substituted for
    the Fels Naptha Soap.

    . Essential Oils can be added to soap for fragrance.


    Recipe #1

    2 Cups White Vinegar
    2 Cups Baking Soda
    4 Cups Water

    Combine slowly and carefully over sink. The baking soda and vinegar
    will fizz.
    Pour into plastic bottle, cover, and shake.
    *Hint - Reuse your "Downy" bottle.

    Use 1/4 cup in the final rinse or in a "Downy Ball".

    Recipe #2

    2-3 Cups Water
    1 Cup Liquid Fabric Softener
    Large Sponge

    Combine water and liquid softener. Cut sponge in 1/2 and keep in
    liquid. When drying clothes, remove sponge, squeeze out excess liquid
    and place in dryer with clothes. When dry, just place sponge back in
    liquid to be used for next load.

    You can also use these products alone to soften:
    Plain White Vinegar - Add 1/2 cup to final rinse.
    Baking Soda - Add 1/4 cup to final rinse.
    Regular Fabric Softener - Dilute and use normally.
    Hair Conditioner or Cream Rinse - Pour 1 tablespoon into damp
    washcloth and toss in with clothes.


    Recipe #1

    1/2 Cup Ammonia
    1/2 Cup White Vinegar
    2 Tablespoons Liquid Laundry Detergent (Use HomeMade)
    2 Quarts Water

    Mix well, and store in spray bottle.
    *Hint - Reuse your "Spray and Wash" bottle.

    Recipe #2

    1/2 Cup Ammonia
    1/2 Cup Liquid Laundry Detergent (Use HomeMade)
    1/2 Cup White Vinegar
    1/2 Cup Water

    Mix well, and store in spray bottle.
    *Hint - Reuse your "Spray and Wash" bottle.

    Recipe #3

    1/4 Cup Borax or Washing Soda
    2 Cups Cold Water

    Sponge on and let dry, or soak the fabric in Borax mixture before
    washing in soap and cold water.

    Recipe #4

    For Heavily Stained Clothing

    **NOTE: This is for use with white cotton, nylon and polyester only.

    1/2 Cup Liquid Laundry Detergent (Use HomeMade)
    1/2 Cup Electric Dishwasher Detergent
    1/2 Cup Non-Chlorinated Bleach or Ammonia, Not Both

    Soak clothes in washing machine overnight or until stains disappear.
    Launder as usual.

    You can also use these products alone to remove stains:
    Plain White Vinegar
    Hydrogen Peroxide
    Fels Naptha
    Castile Soap

    1/3 bar ivory
    1 cup borax
    1 cup washing soda
    Shred irory into small pieces with knife and melt in sauce pan over
    medium heat. When soap is melted, put into 5 gallon bucket. Add borax
    and washing soda. Stir well. FIll bucket with hot tap water. Mixture
    will gel over night but can be used for cleaning right away. Makes 5

    Stain remover

    1 part ammonia
    1 part dishwashing soap (She uses Dawn)
    1 part water

    Mix in spray bottle and spray on stains. Shake occasionally.

    Hope this helps


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