• Super Laundry Sauce for Dummies

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    1. SC_GAL's Avatar
      SC_GAL -
      wonderful, works great ... having been using in my he washer for almost 2 months and don't miss buying those $$$HE$$$ detergents...
    1. Candycane's Avatar
      Candycane -
      i didn't see if someone had already asked this, but how is this detergent for sensitive skin. i have tried multitudes of detergents and almost every one has caused me irritation. i would love to find one that's easy on my skin and my wallet.
    1. sleepblack's Avatar
      sleepblack -
      Quote Originally Posted by lawannagrace View Post
      I just made my first batch of the laundry sauce and it turned out just like the pictures of the sauce. I washed one load of laundry using one tablespoon of laundry sauce and it seemed to clean the clothes however there wasn't any suds which left me wondering if its cleaning properly. Is it still cleaning without any soap suds?

      this is supposed to be non sudsy, we have an obsession with suds in the us, but they are not required for cleaning. i've made my own laundry detergent (dry) for about 6 years now, and I love it, it takes me about 20 minutes to make a huge batch that lasts me about 4 months

      Quote Originally Posted by Candycane View Post
      I didn't see if someone had already asked this, but how is this detergent for sensitive skin. I have tried multitudes of detergents and almost every one has caused me irritation. I would love to find one that's easy on my skin and my wallet.
      I make dry detergent with Zote for my Eczema ridden daughter, I use it for the whole family and it works fantastic for her skin. I imagine that Fels Naptha would work better, I can just get the Zout for $0.90 a bar an
    1. cozyrozy's Avatar
      cozyrozy -
      i am so going to try this tomorrow..the only difference would be using the immersion blender. thanks for the information!
    1. mommamerri's Avatar
      mommamerri -
      can you please tell me what size your bars of fels is? i see that it comes in 2 sizes. Plus, I am using a HUGE bar of (14.1 oz) of Lirio because they are cheaper and smell better than Fels..

      si I need to adjust the recipe
    1. djssaab's Avatar
      djssaab -
      just made this today and it turned out perfect. for those who are concerned about the splash back when you open the jars after they have set for the recommended time, i used a two tine cooking fork to puncture the thick layer, allowing the liquid to drain into the empty space. you can use the fork to break up the solids, too.

      i did not have any splash, although i did place the jar in a large bowl, just in case. was so easy to make.
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      HaleighBaleigh -
      i was so excited to try this recipe out, i didn't have any washing soda, so i was going to bake the baking soda to make washing soda, but totally forgot! so i made it all the way before i remembered!!!! should i put on a cloth lid so it doesn't explode???

      or will the air ruin the rest of the ingredients? i did use my immersion blender which worked awesome!
    1. Gail L's Avatar
      Gail L -
      i tried making this and ended up with a consistency more like shortening. what did i do wrong? could it have gotten like that from having the blender on too long?
    1. FreebieQueen's Avatar
      FreebieQueen -
      Quote Originally Posted by Gail L View Post
      I tried making this and ended up with a consistency more like shortening. What did I do wrong? Could it have gotten like that from having the blender on too long?
      Make sure you use Boiling water next time when you add it to the jar and fill it up a little bit higher in the neck. Shortening consistency is fine, it will still work just as well.
    1. froggysgirl's Avatar
      froggysgirl -
      now that my hubby is disabled and i'm trying to save money, i just might have to give this one a try....looks easy enough. thanks!!
    1. Ms Alusa's Avatar
      Ms Alusa -
      i am one of those people who want to be prepared for some tough days ahead. i expect we will need to know how to make these things due to unavailability of store products. however, there is always the added benefit of saving money today, and having control of what exactly goes into your product.

      it is interesting to me, that all of the detergent style diy recipes that i have tried, are not only much cheaper, but work much better than their store-bought counterparts!!! great recipe and great article!!
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      wilhurl -
      thank you , will try this ....just ordered what i need to make !!
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      wilhurl -
      the 20 Mule Is also good to get rid of ants too !
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      Unregistered -
      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 just used my immersion blender to whip this in my (oops) wide-mouth canning jars.... It was perfect!
    1. runaway731's Avatar
      runaway731 -
      Quote Originally Posted by dolphin110417 View Post
      Is this detergent safe for use on cloth diapers?
      I only use zote soap it melts faster and comes in different colors. also very easy to shred heating.
    1. azladi5's Avatar
      azladi5 -
      this is a wonderful idea! i love sites like this! thank you!
    1. HREESE07's Avatar
      HREESE07 -
      this sounds great! i can't wait to make this, will save a lot of money that's for sure.
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      Unregistered -
      Quote Originally Posted by lawannagrace View Post
      I just made my first batch of the laundry sauce and it turned out just like the pictures of the sauce. I washed one load of laundry using one tablespoon of laundry sauce and it seemed to clean the clothes however there wasn't any suds which left me wondering if its cleaning properly. Is it still cleaning without any soap suds?
      If you ask anybody who works on repairing clothes washers, they will tell you that if it doesn't suds it is much safer for the machine, & still effective, than if it does suds because if it does, it is a sign of using too much detergent.

      Too much is bad for the machine & leaves residues in the items being washed.
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      Unregistered -
      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?
      Several. You could use plain Ivory bar soap, Dr. Bronner's Castile bar soaps, or Kirk's Castile bar soap. Best of luck.
    1. GeneB's Avatar
      GeneB -
      Quote Originally Posted by lawannagrace View Post
      I just made my first batch of the laundry sauce and it turned out just like the pictures of the sauce. I washed one load of laundry using one tablespoon of laundry sauce and it seemed to clean the clothes however there wasn't any suds which left me wondering if its cleaning properly. Is it still cleaning without any soap suds?
      yes, it will clean very well.

      Suds are not essential to cleaning -we have "learned" to expect suds because that is what advertisers have led us to believe.
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