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    • #249080

      I am wondering what is the mix for the stain remover? I have two
      boys and I definately am interested in any stain removal recipe.

      Thanks

      Teleah
      In Budget101_@yahoogroups.com, Jen Krausz wrote:
      > About MYO laundry detergent:
      >
      > I used Suave soap my first 2 tries and it seemed to
      > work fine. So any old soap will probably do. But it
      > took forever to cook the liquid form.

      SO the second
      > time, here’s what I did:
      >
      > 1/2 bar of any soap, grated into flakes
      > 1 cup Borax
      > 1 cup washing soda
      >
      > Mix all three together and keep in plastic container.
      > Use 1 tablespoon per load.
      >
      > This is the same as the liquid except it’s powder.
      > MUCH quicker and easier than the liquid.
      >
      > Washing soda and borax are becoming staples in my
      > house. You can also use them, about 1 Tbsp of each,
      > instead of dishwasher powder like Cascade. I have even
      > used 1/2 tsp.

      of Dawn in the dishwasher like someone
      > on this list or my other budget list suggested and
      > it’s worked fine. And for stain removal, use vinegar
      > and dawn in a spray bottle. Works great!

      I work in a
      > restaurant and have to wear a white shirt, and it
      > hasn’t failed me yet.
      >
      > I’d say that you don’t even NEED to buy any
      > pre-packaged cleaners.

      Just keep the following on hand
      > and you are covered.
      >
      > Bleach (about $1 a bottle)
      > Vinegar (depends on size of the bottle)
      > Ammonia (but never mix with the bleach) (under $1 a
      > bottle)
      > Borax (about $2.50 a big box)
      > Washing soda (about $1.75 a big box)
      > Baking soda (I got 4 boxes free with coupon recently)
      > Soap ($1 for 3 bars at my local $$ store)
      > Dawn dishwashing liquid (best brand IMHO) (usually
      > about 30 cents with coupon)
      > Hydrogen peroxide (pretty much like OxyClean but much
      > cheaper, under $1 a large bottle)
      >
      >
      > And that ought to cover just about all your cleaning
      > needs.

      And way cheap, too. For under $10 you are set
      > for months at a time. But I confess that I still buy
      > Lysol all-purpose cleaner when I can get it free with
      > a doubled or tripled coupon.

      But I don’t really need
      > it with all the other stuff. I’m in the process of
      > using up my remaining stash of expensive cleaners,
      > like Greased Lightening, Electrasol tabs, and Lysol
      > Antibacterial Kitchen Cleaner and then it’s homemade
      > for me!
      > Jen K
      >
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    • #397853

      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.

    • #397854

      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:

      1/2 bar of soap (Ivory, Fels Naptha, Zote, or
      whatever)
      1 cup washing soda
      1 cup borax

      Just grate the soap and blend everything together well
      (I use a wire whisk). Use 1 tablespoon per load.

      This makes enough to last me about a month. It costs
      under $1 to make this amount–I estimate 67 cents for
      mine. For $6, you can make at least 8 batches–enough
      to last me 8 months.

      I have a family of 4. I do 7-8
      loads of laundry a week.

      Doing the homemade, whether liquid or powder,
      definitely saves you money. I used to pay about $3 for
      100 ounces, which would last me a month because I used
      less than it told you to. So it’s not a huge savings
      but why pay more if you don’t have to?

      Plus you won’t
      have problems with dyes from the detergent
      transferring to your clothes because there’s no color.
      A lot of the cheaper detergents are blue, etc.

      Jen K in PA

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    • #397857

      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.

    • #397858

      I have been using this recipe for almost 18 months now, and
      everything washes up just fine. I use 1/3 bar of Sunlight bar soap
      (in the laundry section) grated up, 1/2 c borax and 1/2 cup washing
      soda, with water and I have used it on our clothes and the clothes
      for my daughter (17 months). I worried at first about using it for
      my daughter’s clothes, but it has been just fine.

      When she was
      spitting up/spilling food on herself and getting everything stained,
      I would sometimes add some extra washing soda to the load, and that
      seemed to help with the stains. And it’s so much cheaper than store-
      bought detergent, and so easy to make. And I actually find that it
      whitens better than the detergent I was using before.

      And no more
      realizing that I’m out of soap and having to make a special trip for
      it, or looking around for sales – I have everything I need on hand.
      I have also found other used for the borax, and that’s an added
      bonus, because it is really inexpensive for the amount you use, and
      it works really well. My husband was worried at first about
      the “homemade” detergent, but he is perfectly fine with it now. I
      think the mistake I made with him was telling him that I was going to
      wash his clothes in the detergent first to test it out, and then if
      it didn’t eat holes in the clothes, or discolour them, then I would
      use it on mine (LOL).

      He didn’t think that was very funny at all –
      go figure. Some people don’t have a sense of humour at all!

      — In Budget101_@yahoogroups.com, “mseasttexaslady”
      wrote:
      > 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.

    • #397859

      Angela,
      Do you have a Kroger’s grocery store near you or in a neighboring
      town or city? What area are you in? Maybe someone in another
      town could send you the supplies you need?
      I love this laundry detergent and it does a good job!!

      I add vinagar
      to the rinse w/fabric softner.
      Janie in East Texas
      — In Budget101_@yahoogroups.com, TchrMom22@a… wrote:
      Would someone PLEASE help me? 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

    • #397860

      Question: Has anyone added Oxyclean or a generic of this product to
      the pot of melting bar soap? I wonder, can this be done? If so how
      much would I use to a bach of laundry soap?

      Thanks again for all the
      great advise. Janie
      — In Budget101_@yahoogroups.com, “trulyblessedmum” wrote: One thing I should have mentioned –
      this detergent doesn’t make any suds at all, but that’s okay – it’s
      not supposed to. But just use 1/2 cup (or 1 cup if really dirty
      clothes), and everything comes clean.

    • #445029

      Time/money saving tip: I just cooked up my first batch of Laundry Sauce. Yes, it did take “forever” to dissolve the powders, and only time will tell if I did everything right. However, after I filled my jars, I ended up with a 4 qt pan full of soapy yuckiness.

      I filled the pan with warm water, swished it with a sponge, and ALMOST dumped it out. Just before it was too late, I realized I could put a batch of hand-washables in that nice soapy water, and kill two tasks with one whack. Voila!

      Clean unmentionables, clean pan, happy day!

    • #445227

      Buy some of that Downy enhancer stuff….it creates the smell he wants. you don’t have to use much. maybe a teaspoon.

      and you can get it on sale and use coupons!

    • #447558

      Great Ideas. I have been slowly aquiring ingredients. I am actually planning to make some laundry sauce today and maybe some dishwasher tablets.

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