• Super Laundry Sauce for Dummies

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    1. MrsGate's Avatar
      MrsGate -
      Quote Originally Posted by Baygirl02 View Post
      Castile Soap is a natural soap you can use to make your own. As far as I can tell you can only get it in the us. walmart carries it.

      i am thinking of ordering it as well. you can make everything with it, from hand soap to shampoo's to laundry soap. and you just add your own fragrance.

      you can also get some that already had different fragrances as well. good luck.
      i found castile soap at cracker barrel if that helps any....
    1. KimberH's Avatar
      KimberH -
      Quote Originally Posted by Extrathrifty View Post
      Has anyone had success with an immersion blender? I would probably "whip" it in a bowl & then transfer to my airtight storage container/ jar of choice.
      I put my mixture in a 2.5 quart rubbermaid container (it is an oblong container 9.5 inches long, 4.5 inches wide and 5 inches deep), let it set for a few hours or overnight then get out my stick blender and whip it up for a few minutes to the right consistency. And ther you have it all in one container ready to go, no glass jar no mess.
    1. dmmos3's Avatar
      dmmos3 -
      has anyone ever tried to store this in a pump bottle, like a lotion bottle or such. i was thinking of just pumping equivalent to a teaspoon onto a washcloth or scrap cloth and tossing it into the front loader.
    1. theboysmom's Avatar
      theboysmom -
      well, i have been using homemade laundry soap for some time now and have the same problem that has been voiced from others..the darned bucket is a pain to store!! so, i found this recipe and finally made it, we did our first laundry with it yesterday. my husband works outdoors, in the dirt and in grease his work shirts were awful, i was resolve to the fact that they were stained beyond cleaning.

      i washed them with the super laundry sauce, and although i will not say that they are spotless, they are much cleaner than they have been in a long time!! really like the storage factor with this concentrated version, but we did have to improvise when it came to mixing it; mixing in the quart jar just didn't cut it..after measuring everything into the jar, we transferred it to the blender jar and did just fine!! although, i am not a big fan of the smell of the sauce, i survive it!!

      will definitely use this one for a long time!! :moneystack:
    1. Darby5's Avatar
      Darby5 -
      this sounds awesome! can't wait to try it!!!
    1. Cissy8630's Avatar
      Cissy8630 -
      i made my first batch a few weeks ago, and have now done about three weeks' worth of laundry, including my husband's work clothes (he's a welder), his paintball clothes, a double sleeping bag, and my delicate work clothes. the laundry sauce worked great on his dirty work clothes and my nice ones! i'm very happy with this.

      i did have to improvise a bit because my washer is an he washer that fills from the bottom, so i couldn't just let the water wash the sauce off the spoon. i did notice that a few small clumps remained on clothing if i just put a spoonful in the bin with the clothes, so now i put a tablespoonful in an empty peanut butter jar with a little hot water and use the spoon to mush it up real well. then i fill the rest of the jar with hot water, put the lid on, and shake it up.

      i just pour that into the bin before i load the dirty clothes and wash as usual. this stuff is great, and i really like how inexpensive it is. i've already shared this page with several friends, and i'm looking forward to trying many more of these great ideas.

    1. dunderwood's Avatar
      dunderwood -
      gonna make this first thing in the morning! thank you! certainly will save moneyon laundry soap!
    1. Pam0221's Avatar
      Pam0221 -
      going to try this as soon as my previous batch of homemade detergent is done. i can't seem to get the other to stop separating!
    1. TerriRH's Avatar
      TerriRH -
      does the tablespoon work on any size of load? wondering if it would make a difference depending on the amount of water used.
    1. Healy14's Avatar
      Healy14 -
      i donot have blender can i use my kitchen aid n
      mixer then put it in jar? do u have to use glass jar?
    1. Justathot's Avatar
      Justathot -
      does this work with he washers?
    1. Blanchard1's Avatar
      Blanchard1 -
      Quote Originally Posted by RkyMtnSailor85 View Post
      The whole point of me wanting to make my own laundry soap was to have a natural detergent because of skin irritation, even to "sensitive deemed detergents." When my husband read the ingedient list on the Fels soap, (after I had most of it grated of course :-\), yuck. The chemicals sounded as bad as regular detergents, and there is fragrance in it.

      I had intended to add Essential Oils to it. Is there an alternative to this stuff?
      i have read a lot of similar recipes and they say you can use zoute, glycerine soap or whatever you like. i'm thinking that if you have sensitive skin that glycerine would be your best option.
    1. Blanchard1's Avatar
      Blanchard1 -
      Quote Originally Posted by lmitchell View Post
      Is there a way to make this that does not involve the use of a blender?
      There is a recipe that calls for no cooking at all and no blender. Just grind up your bar soap or use a grater and mix it in with the other dry ingredients. Takes the same amount of detergent.
    1. Valarie51's Avatar
      Valarie51 -
      today is feb. 10th 2014, I just joined Budget101 this mo. and I have just compleated making homemade laundry Sauce !!!!!

      Thanks to such great directions .... Im sharing the sauce and this site ............. I did take pictures but Im not to sure how to upload it for you to see..........
    1. wratliff's Avatar
      wratliff -
      i found that if you add the hot water to both jars before you blend one jar will be super smooth and the other a bit gritty. i don't know if the time spent blending the first jar caused some issues or not. so now i do each jar individually and get a smooth texture on both
    1. bearguess's Avatar
      bearguess -
      cant wait to try this one!
    1. Wolfwayz's Avatar
      Wolfwayz -
      we'll be trying this one very soon.
    1. kristinaa's Avatar
      kristinaa -
      i am really excited to try this! any advice for what to do with the dirty tbs spoon? i used to just toss the plastic cup in the wash so it got cleaned with the clothes.

      i don't want to put a spoon in the washer. who knows where it will end up?? perhaps with all the unmatched socks?

      lol question: when does the new pig get posted for the day? thx!!https://www.budget101.com/images/smilies/beaverhug.gif
    1. juliamarie32's Avatar
      juliamarie32 -
      Hello! Started my first batch tonight (we'll see how it turns out!) I didn't realize that Fels Naptha uses animal fat in it. I'm a Pescatarian and while I realize it's almost impossible to avoid animal biproducts completely, I do like to try to.

      Anyone have any ideas of what I can substitute for the Fels Naptha that is more vegetarian friendly?

    1. Beftaco6909's Avatar
      Beftaco6909 -
      i tried it using a mason jar lid without the center insert, the blender blade and rubber seal were held in place nicely.
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