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  • in reply to: Homemade Laundry Detergent ? #397412

    I just made a 2 gal. batch of the fels naptha laundry detergent (with
    irish spring). I washed some colored clothes in it and they smelled
    great.

    Now I got to try it on some dirty socks to see how well it
    deals with stains, dirt and grime. Can anyone else that has used it,
    give me their opinion of the make your own detergent? If you haven’t
    tried it, i think the recipe is on the website: felsnaptha.com
    **i think that’s the right address*

    -Michelle
    Post: 6812
    From: “Michelle Goble”
    Date: Mon May 19, 2003 8:43 am

    in reply to: Homemade Laundry Detergent ? #397411

    I found these in my inbox today and figured that I would share before I mention
    that I got them than can’t find them. lol

    susan

    laundry softener

    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”.

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    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.

    stain remover

    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.

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    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.

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    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.

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    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

    Post: 6644
    From: “Susan”
    Date: Mon May 12, 2003 10:40 pm

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