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      — In Budget101_@yahoogroups.com, “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

      >

      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

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