- January 15, 2008 at 8:32 pm #255240
Can you use vinegar in the rinse to help get rid of all of the detergent? Use regular baking soda, not the Arm & Hammer laundry detergent, but just regular plain ol’ baking soda. I know it can be used as toothpaste. I know you can use it to clean things as well. Seventh Generation may have a laundry detergent that is more gentle. I haven’t tried, as All or Arm & Hammer versions that are free of dyes, perfumes, etc. work fine on my toddler and on our clothes as well. Herlean
wrote: I would LOVE LOVE LOVE to get away from the cost of buying liquid
Tide. Unfortunately every other laundry soap I have tried made my
oldest daughter go straight into MASSIVE hives. I tried Arm & Hammer
free or whatever their gentle one was, and daughter looked like she
I know homemeade should be gentler, but after all the trial and error
to just find one that did not cause bad reactions, I have stuck with
it for the last 5 years.
I also can not wash our clothes in one thing and hers in another,
because just that tiny bit left in the washer still effects her.
Wondering if there is something that can make the soaps rinse
cleaner? We are looking at getting a better washing machine, anyone
know if that would really make a big difference?
If it does, I might start having her wash her own clothes seperately
from all the rest of the families, and get us some cheapo detergent
and buy her Tide.
— In Budget101_@yahoogroups.com, Maria Jewlz
> Has anyone done a cost comparison of homemade detergent versus
> I can
usually buy 128 oz. laundry detergent (we prefer liquid)
for $1.99 on sale.
> A bar of fels naptha is around $1.25. Then, there’s washing
soda, vinegar, etc.
> Has anyone done the math to see if it’s really a bargain? I’ve
never made it, so I just want to know if I’m really going to save
money. I figured someone has already been through this
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