Super Laundry Sauce Frequently Asked Questions

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Our Laundry Sauce recipe has been popular for years here on the site, but we’ve noticed an ever-growing list of Questions and although most of them have been answered several times already, the answers seem to have gotten buried in the hundreds of comments on the article.

So, to make it easier for you to find the answer to Your questions, we’ve compiled a list of ALL FAQ that we’ve received about the recipe . . .
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Before you begin, we recommend the Super Laundry Sauce No FAIL /No Cook Version.If you used our original cooked version recipe, we’ve addressed your questions at the bottom.

1. How Exactly do I use the Laundry Detergent in my Machine?

For a Top Loading Machine:

  • Fill the machine with dirty clothes
  • start the water, (hot- Cold- or warm- doesn’t matter)
  • Measure out 1 Tablespoon (literally) of super laundry sauce
  • stick the measuring spoon of detergent under the running water, let it fall off the spoon.
  • Close the washer lid, go away and do something else while the machine runs.For a Front Loading or HE Machine
  • Fill the machine with dirty clothes
  • Measure out 1 Tablespoon (literally) of super laundry sauce & dump it on top of the dirty clothes.
  • Close the door & start the Machine, (hot- Cold- or warm- doesn’t matter)
  • Go away and do something else while the machine runs.

Do NOT ADD the Detergent to the Detergent Compartment on a Front Loader. It WILL Not Work and it WILL get stuck.

2. How many clothes is a load?

A load is whatever your machine holds according to the manufacturers’ directions on your machine.

3. How Much Laundry Sauce should I use per load?

A Full load needs 1 Tablespoon of Laundry Sauce.
A Half load needs 1/2 of that amount
A Massively Soiled Load of Clothes (aka a Farmers Clothes, Mechanics Clothes, Fast Food Workers Clothes) needs a ROUNDED Tablespoon of Laundry Sauce.

To put it into perspective, a cookie dough scoop holds exactly 1 Tablespoon. We use a cookie dough scoop to scoop out our Homemade Laundry Sauce. See the photo above.

4. Is there a way to make this that does not involve the use of a blender?

Yes, you can prepare as directed until you reach the step where it must go in a blender and use a hand mixer to whip it instead. You will get a different consistency and texture, but it will work fine. Others have used immersion blender sticks, magic bullets, and hand mixers. As you can see from our photos we use a cheapie Oster blender and mason jars.

5. Why doesn’t this Laundry Sauce detergent have suds?

Laundry sauce is non-sudsy, unfortunately, we have an obsession with suds in the US; many of us falsely assuming that if it suds, it’s somehow cleaning better; but they are not required for cleaning, they are simply created by chemicals in some soaps to give the illusion that the “soap” is Doing something.

Want an example of how “suds” are actually useless. Next time you eat some Velveeta, run water over the container it was in, the “cheese” will create more suds than the most fantastic bottle of dish detergent you ever purchased. *shudder*

6. Can you please tell me what size your bars of Fels is?

We use a 5.05oz bar of fels naptha. We’ve never seen it available in any other size, but we’d certainly buy it!

7. Can I substitute Zote or Lirio or Ivory or “insert other product name here” in place of the Fels Naptha?

Technically you CAN. It will “Look” like laundry sauce, but It won’t work as well, in some cases it won’t even dissolve in your machine. See the Fels Naptha vs Zote page for more information.

Our Aussie members have reported that they have had good luck using SARDS Wonder Bar in place of the Fels Naptha in Australia where Fels is not readily available.

8. I tried making this and ended up with a consistency more like shortening or butter or frosting or Crisco or baked apples (yeah, someone put that)… what should it be like?

  • Any of those textures/thickness are fine. It’s generally thick and smooth and creamy. If it is slightly grainy, it means your dry soaps didn’t fully dissolve. If it’s chunky it means your fels naptha wasn’t diced up small enough.
  • If it’s thick like shortening, you didn’t have enough water.
  • If it’s runny like egg whites, you had too much water.

9. Follow up to #8, Will it still work?

IF you used the ingredients listed in the recipe and did NOT substitute them for something else (like baking Soda or Oxyclean, etc) than YES, it will still work even if it’s not “pretty”. If you substituted ingredients, I can’t answer that question, you;’ll have to try it to see.

10. Does this get clothes clean?

Yes, sort of a silly question, but yes, it works. It’s the best laundry detergent I’ve ever used in my life.

11. Does this get out Smells? My husband, brother, son, neighbor, a friend, in law, butcher-guy I saw at the supermarket has super dirty farmers/mechanic/greasy/bloody clothes.. with this get out the smell?

Yes. What it will NOT do is leave a perfumey stench on your clothing like store bought detergents. So if you want your clothes to stink (aka smell like a field of daisies or mountain springs, etc”) you will need to add your essential oils or scents to the laundry. You can add scents by following this recipe.ย or scroll down to #22

12. Does this get out stains?

Yes, See the Fels Naptha vs Zote page for additional information regarding the types of stains it can remove.

13. Is this safe for kids/pets/ babies/ kids clothing/pet beds/ Septic tanks etc?

Yes. All of the ingredients are kid & pet-friendly. The ingredients state they are septic safe.

14. I have skin allergies, is this safe for me to use?

It depends on whether you are allergic to any of the ingredients in it. I can’t answer that for you, only you or your doctor can answer that.

15. Does long term storage affect the detergent’s effectiveness or consistency and how long is too long as far as storage for this recipe?

As long as it is in a sealed covered container, it lasts indefinitely.

16. I’ve had problems with detergents making my clothes look dingy or grayed, why did this happen?

This happens when you use too much detergent and sometimes too long of a machine cycle (such as the power wash), which simply redistributes the filth back into your clothes.

17. Can this soap be used in a HE washer?

Yes, See answer #1.

18. Can you use this soap in the dishwasher?

NO, this is for Clothing, not food items.

19. What is Washing Soda? Can I use Baking Soda instead?

Washing Soda is sodium carbonate, baking soda is sodium bicarbonate. No, you cannot use Baking soda in place of Washing soda. Washing soda is caustic and NOT edible. It is found for sale in the laundry detergent aisle. Homemade Washing Soda does NOT work the same way as Commercial Washing soda.

20. Where can I purchase the ingredients?

All of the ingredients for our Super Laundry Sauce are available for sale in the Laundry detergent aisle of Walmart, target, Kmart, nearly every grocery store imaginable. If, for some reason, you cannot find them locally, you can purchase them online on Amazon and have them shipped to your house.

Alternative Ingredients some people choose:

21. When I am opening and closing my mason jar, there is dried soap all around the lid. Do you have this problem? I am noticing a lot of laundry dust on top of my dryer (where I keep the detergent). What do you do to keep your laundry soap jar neat?

We have re-purposed a parmesan lid to keep the top of the jar clean. It allows plenty of room to get a tablespoon into for measuring.super-laundry-sauce-frequently-asked-questions

22. Can I add a scent and if so, when?

Yes, you can add a scent. To add Purex crystals as we do in our Lavender Laundry Sauce add 3 TBS Purex crystals in whatever scent you like, per Jar, at the same time you add the borax and washing soda, mixing it with the 2 ingredients BEFORE adding it to the jar of gelled Fels.

If you would like to add Essential Oils, add 20-25 drops whatever scent you like, lemongrass, cottonwood, lavender, etc . Just add the drops AFTER you add the borax, washing soda and Final additional of water, but BEFORE whipping.

23. Can I use bleach with this soap?

Yes, it can be used in addition to the soap, as can Oxyclean, or any booster you deem necessary. Just don’t mix it INTO the recipe, add it to the machine like you would with any other detergent. If you do, your jars WILL Explode.

Cooked Version Questions:

24. tried the recipe and well… I had a very gritty outcome., what should I do?

If it’s still gritty it’s because the borax and washing soda were not fully dissolved. I don’t know whether or not it will incorporate if it’s reheated, I’ve never tried that before. If you do, let us know how it works. I would probably try melting just a cup or so of it to see. The other thing you can do is to dissolve a Tbs of the soap in a cup of HOT water and pour it into the laundry, rather than scrapping the batch. It will still work, it just won’t dissolve well in cold water.

25. My soap didn’t separate into layers as yours did, what did I do wrong?

Chances are your fels doesn’t have enough water in it. If it’s a jello-like consistency without any lumps, just continue to the next step in the recipe. If it’s lumpy, with big undissolved chunks, remelt it with a touch more water.

26. Can it be reheated after it has been whipped?

Yes, if you still have big chunks that didn’t dissolve than it can be reheated, but don’t breathe in the fumes.

27. Can you shave the soap first?

Yes, but if you’re just beginning, we recommend you use the no cook/no fail version.

28. How did you label your jars?

You can print free labels here& follow the directions here to attach the labels.

If you still have a question that wasn’t answered above? Feel free to ask in the comments below:

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135 Comments

    • For the scented version, can you use Downy Unstopables instead of Purex? Will it still work?

      I used the Gain enhancers (same pearls as downy unstoppables) & it came out perfectly!!

      Add them with the other dry ingredients & make sure they melt completely, then continue as normal. ๐Ÿ™‚

    • For the scented version, can you use Downy Unstopables instead of Purex? Will it still work?

      i just used this in my last batch that i am making for my christimas gift baskets and the answer is yes! it worked just the same as the purex.

      i also added a few drops of red food coloring to make it a pretty pink color. no this does not dye your clothes the pink color. hope this helps.

      i also add 1/2 cup of the Downy Unstopable and The Purex Crystals just because I like a stronger smell on my clothes.:worthy:

    • For the scented version, can you use Downy Unstopables instead of Purex? Will it still work?

      I just made a batch with Unstopables and it worked fabulous! Smells so amazing ๐Ÿ™‚ I added 4 Tbs (3 would be fine too) to the powdered ingredients and melted them that way.

      During separation you will notice little colored bits (at least I did) but it worked up perfectly fine. I love it!

  1. what a fantastic faq, thank you so much! my question is about your lavender scented version of this. i purchased downy unstoppables instead of purex crystals.

    will this still work for that version? i think they are bigger, but they do seem like they would melt. tia!

  2. i’ve read the q&a, and the comparison of fels naptha and zote. my question is: has anyone tried using a sunlight laundry bar? what were your results?

    • I’ve read the Q&A, and the comparison of Fels Naptha and Zote. My question is: has anyone tried using a Sunlight Laundry Bar? What were your results?

      sunlight soap is comparable to fels naptha; in the eu historically it is the oldest laundry soap.
      sunlight contains limonene and lemon grass, which give it its lemon-like odour.
      limonene helps in fighting fat stains and dirt.

      being a soap maker, i make my own soap for making laundry soap, but i’ve used sunlight too for comparison.
      works perfectly. ๐Ÿ™‚

    • Thank you so much for sharing this recipe and the no-fail directions. This is the best laundry detergent I’ve ever tried. My wife is thrilled that I’ve taken over doing the laundry and I’m ecstatic that I no longer have to worry about permanent stains in my workshirts.

      This soap has even removed old stains after the clothes have been through the dryer. This site is AMAZING. Thank you

  3. i have just the powdered version and wanted to the the sauce version. i did exactly what the instructions said but it did not seperate in the jars and when i pate it it was only enough for one 32oz mason jar should i have doubled the water from 4 cups to 8 cups or was the reciepe pictured doubled? Also my ninja didnt work so well so i think i will just use my hand mixer next time.

    Also im assuming with washing the pots and stuff well u can still use them for everyday cooking has anyone else found different?

    • i have just the powdered version and wanted to the the sauce version. i did exactly what the instructions said but it did not seperate in the jars and when i pate it it was only enough for one 32oz mason jar should i have doubled the water from 4 cups to 8 cups or was the reciepe pictured doubled? Also my ninja didnt work so well so i think i will just use my hand mixer next time.

      Also im assuming with washing the pots and stuff well u can still use them for everyday cooking has anyone else found different?

      I had the same problem. I expected to have a little left over since my jars were a tad smaller at 750ml. But I had two inches of space left at the top of each jar.

      Can anyone tell me what I did wrong? I also had an issue with the powders not dissolving completely but my fels soap was still very hot so I’m not sure why. Could it be because I had the powder soaps for a long time sitting in the cabinet?

  4. can you use something else besides mason jars?

    if you have to use them how can you put the mixed stuff into another jar?

    i guess if you do the whipped version vs blender you can use something else? is the only reason you are using mason so it fits on the blender?

  5. i wanted to comment on using the moms laundry sauce. i have found no need for fabric softener, my cloths are nice and soft when dry. double savings

    • I wanted to comment on using the moms laundry sauce. I have found no need for fabric softener, my cloths are nice and soft when dry. double savings

      I found that to be true also.

      Tried it first on dark, very dirty clothes. then on
      my polyester and work out clothes and am now using on my husband’s underwear
      He has extremely sensitive skin and have only used the unscented gentle soaps up until this time so will be anxious to see if he has any allergies

    • I just made the lavender version, but I used the fresh spring water scent instead. I cooked it on low for over 40 minutes and the “grainy” feel wouldn’t go away. I stopped cooking it and hope that it will turn out okay.

      Right now you can see little blue granules suspended in the liquid. It looks even, so I hope it’s fine. Any suggestions for me?

      Should I use Downy instead? Thank you! ๐Ÿ™‚

    • I wanted to comment on using the moms laundry sauce. I have found no need for fabric softener, my cloths are nice and soft when dry. double savings

      You can use vinegar to soften your laundry instead of fabric softener should you wish to use a fabric softener. I haven’t priced them, but I suspect a gallon of vinegar is much cheaper than that one container of the commercial fabric softener and it works just as well and lasts a lot longer.

      I haven’t looked at the recipes yet, but I was wondering if there is a liquid home made detergent. I seem to remember one being posted to my yahoo group, I’ll have to see if I can find it after I check here.

      hugs,
      Judy

  6. i absolutely love this stuff! i have recommended it to everyone of my friends and family. so easy and cheap to make and my clothes come out smelling nice and clean!

    the first time i made it, it came out really thick, but still worked well. once i used a good bit of it, i added a bit water to my jar and remixed it. now it is the consistency it is supposed to be.

    gave my mom a jar yesterday to see how she likes it. we are both on a pretty tight budget and this will sure help with laundry costs.

  7. i made my first batch yesterday! i am so excited to try this with my next load of wash! i love your idea of repurposing the parmesan lid!!!

    i’ll be doing that soon. i appreciate you taking the time to answer all of those questions as i has not thought of some but now i know and will not need to look if they come up!!!

  8. thanks for sharing your recipe, i love the idea of not paying $20 for a bottle of Tide!! I made the scented version yesterday and followed the directions exactly. It did everything it was supposed to do each step of the way, melted, separated, firmed up.

    When I whipped it, I found that the soap closest to the blender blade whipped up very firm and didn’t allow the rest of it to whip as much. I unscrewed the jar, attempted to stir a little and rewhipped. The final result was a two tone jar with the contents at the bottom of my jar being a little thinner and a little darker in color.

    For the 2nd jar, I decided to try it with the mixer, big mistake! as the mixer would pull a chunk of soap through the beaters, the liquid soap would slosh all over the counter, floor, other appliances, me and the dogs at my feet, the up side to this is my kitchen, dogs and me are spotless and smell really good, even this morning! so i dumped it all out of the bowl and into the blender.

    again the stuff closest to the blade whipped up first and would not allow the rest to whip as well. some stirring and restarting and i finally got a uniform consistency!! now to get it all back into the jar, ugh.

    so, finally finished and put the sheets in the wash. i love it!! we celebrate clean sheet night around here and it felt and smelled so good crawling into bed!!

    so thanks for this recipe, despite my challenges with the whipping part, i will be making and using this from now on!! was wondering if anyone had experienced the same thing and if so, what were you able to do about it.

    • Thanks for sharing your recipe, I love the idea of not paying $20 for a bottle of Tide!! I made the scented version yesterday and followed the directions exactly. It did everything it was supposed to do each step of the way, melted, separated, firmed up.

      When I whipped it, I found that the soap closest to the blender blade whipped up very firm and didn’t allow the rest of it to whip as much. I unscrewed the jar, attempted to stir a little and rewhipped. The final result was a two tone jar with the contents at the bottom of my jar being a little thinner and a little darker in color.

      For the 2nd jar, I decided to try it with the mixer, big mistake! as the mixer would pull a chunk of soap through the beaters, the liquid soap would slosh all over the counter, floor, other appliances, me and the dogs at my feet, the up side to this is my kitchen, dogs and me are spotless and smell really good, even this morning! so i dumped it all out of the bowl and into the blender.

      again the stuff closest to the blade whipped up first and would not allow the rest to whip as well. some stirring and restarting and i finally got a uniform consistency!! now to get it all back into the jar, ugh.

      so, finally finished and put the sheets in the wash. i love it!! we celebrate clean sheet night around here and it felt and smelled so good crawling into bed!!

      so thanks for this recipe, despite my challenges with the whipping part, i will be making and using this from now on!! was wondering if anyone had experienced the same thing and if so, what were you able to do about it.

      hi! i didn’t use my blender (made my first cooked batch yesterday) and i figured it would be a pain to scoop the sauce out and my blender blades don’t fit my mason jars.

      so i pulled out my kitchenaid emulsifier and whipped both jars that i dumped into a cleaned large pb container! worked perfectly! if you’re planning on always making this, maybe an emulsifier would be a good investment…??…

    • ! Was wondering if anyone had experienced the same thing and if so, what were you able to do about it.

      I had issues with my mason jars fitting on my blender. I did the mason jar overnight, criss-crossed the fels gel so it would come out of the jar, then mixed everything in the blender. I added just a tad more water to allow it to have a thinner consistency so it would pour back into the mason jar and it has worked wonderfully.

    • I made the no cook, no fail version and I whipped mine up in my kitchen aid mixer with no problems, but I started on a slow speed. Mine does not have the consistency of mayo though – more like a mousse or whipped yogurt but it still works great. I’m finding that I’m needing a second rinse on my cold water loads and I’m wondering if my container isn’t sealed well enough.

      I may play around with mine a bit. Best of luck for whipping up your next batch!!

  9. i’ve been using the powder version of this for about 18 mos and LOVE it. I also use white vinegar as fabric softener and all our clothes are soft and fresh smelling without the perfumey smell.

  10. hi i started doing the no cook version with putting the soap in a ziplock baggie, does it really have to sit for 48 hours before doing the rest? I’m really excited to do this…so I got out all the lumps this morning and would love it finish it even though its been about 12 hours. please let me know thank you ๐Ÿ™‚

    • hi I started doing the no cook version with putting the soap in a ziplock baggie, does it really have to sit for 48 hours before doing the rest? I’m really excited to do this…so I got out all the lumps this morning and would love it finish it even though its been about 12 hours. please let me know thank you ๐Ÿ™‚

      No, it should be fine, go for it!

  11. when i made this soap, then let it sit as the directions instructed, the middle layer set back up to almost fels naptha consistency, the blender just plumb had a hard time so i had to resort to the mixer. what did i do wrong or what do i need to check for or did i let it sit to long even though it sat for 4 hours? We have well water if that makes a difference

  12. has anyone else had a problem with a gunky residue around the top of the inside of the washer tub? i’m about half way thru my first batch of the laundry sauce, and have found i need to clean the tub every few loads. never had this problem when using regular detergent.

    any ideas on solving this problem will be appreciated.

  13. can this be stored in plastic containers — love this detergent, have used about 3 months and had amazing results — Just do not like the glass jars — Could it be stored in quart size plastic jars or in a smaller plastic bucket?

    • Can this be stored in plastic containers — Love this detergent, have used about 3 months and had amazing results — Just do not like the glass jars — Could it be stored in quart size plastic jars or in a smaller plastic bucket?

      I store mine in Gladware tubs. I got a pack of the 42 oz (5 1/4 cup) sized ones, made the whole no-cook recipe version in a big bowl rather than using mason jars, blended it all, and portioned the completed laundry sauce into two of the plastic containers.

      • I store mine in Gladware tubs. I got a pack of the 42 oz (5 1/4 cup) sized ones, made the whole no-cook recipe version in a big bowl rather than using mason jars, blended it all, and portioned the completed laundry sauce into two of the plastic containers.

        Thank you for answering this question. i made my first batch or the cooked version yesterday and since I have 5 rambunctious boys ranging from 8-14yo whom I am getting them to wash their own clothes, I did not want to leave mine in a glass jar.

        So I dumped both jars into a large cleaned pb container and whipped it with my emulsifier and seems to be just fine in it! :rodeo: :cloud9:

  14. i just finished making my first laundry sauce and can’t wait to try it tomorrow morning at the laundry mat! ๐Ÿ™‚ i made the cook version and it turned out great! in the comments section of that recipe page, i saw people wiring about using essential oils for a scented sauce.

    i made my second jar mulberry scented. then, of course i find the lavender recipe!
    is it okay to add scented oil when whipping it? i will not use that one until someone tells me it’s safe to, just in case, lol!

    i saw some people use the crystals for a different scent.
    when i whipped mine per instructions in jar on blender, i found that it started leaking when i used the pulse mode. i didn’t dare use whip, for fear of it exploding! ๐Ÿ™ my second jar, i played it safe and put it into the blender.

    so glad i did, it expanded and i have more than my first jar has! love that!
    thanks so much, can’t wait to check out the rest of the site today! ๐Ÿ™‚

  15. thank you i was excited to do the no cook recipe in the quart jars :jar: … ???? question is ????…

    mine is a bit gritty … i did the one where you put the fels-naptha in a quart jar and let sit over night … then the next morning add the two powders …

    then and boiling water to that and put on blender … it came out looking like mayo … only problem is …

    it’s a little gritty … just concerned about it not dissolving in my machine … i use only cold water to wash with except for whites …

    any tips on getting this to dissolve … i even boiled water on the stove with the two powders and they still didn’t dissolve … any tips …

  16. step 6: Add just enough water to bring the contents up to the โ€œshouldersโ€ or Rounded part of the jar, leaving approximately 1 ยฝ inches of headspace.

    This is step 6 of the process. I ended up not being able to fill both mason jars. Is it because we are to distribute the soap evenly between the 2 mason jars and then add more water to the “shoulders” of the jar?

    This part didn’t seem clear to me. What are your thoughts?

  17. would it be possible to provide this recipe with measured quantities for all ingredients? some of the quantities – like the additional amount of water to add after filling the mason jars with the dissolved ingredients – are dependent on having utensils or products only available in the usa. for those of us in the rest of the world who would like to try this recipe with our local laundry soaps/borax/washing soda, it would be helpful to know.

    • Would it be possible to provide this recipe with measured quantities for all ingredients? Some of the quantities – like the additional amount of water to add after filling the mason jars with the dissolved ingredients – are dependent on having utensils or products only available in the usa. for those of us in the rest of the world who would like to try this recipe with our local laundry soaps/borax/washing soda, it would be helpful to know.

      here in south africa we have sunlight bar laundry soap (this is a green bar) instead of fels naptha
      so i used 150grams (= 5.05oz of Fels Naptha) of Sunlight divided into 2 lots of 75grams for the 2 bottles
      I grated this in my Kenwood Food Processor then put 75gram in each of the Consol 1 litre bottles and added 1 and a half cups of boiling water to each bottle – within 3 hours it had changed colour and become gel like and immovable when I turned the bottles upside down!

      So far so good!
      Next:
      1 cup (250ml) of the dry Borax powder (Our brand is Buffalo and it comes in 100 gram tubs or the no name brand at the Pick n Pay chemists in store – which is 50grams)
      1 cup (250ml) of the dry Washing Soda powder (Also from Pick n Pay Laundry section)
      I mixed the above 2 powders with 2 cups of boiling water in a big bowl and whisked until they were dissolved – at this point they melded together to become thicker but still a pourable liquid …
      We then added about 1 and a half cups of cool tap water plus the gel like Sunlight soap from the bottles – all into the big bowl with the 2 now dissolved powders – we first used a hand held two beater mixer – which was working, but slowly! Finally, we used an immersion blender and got the “Mayo” consistency very quickly!
      We stored our finished product in 2 square glass canisters with well sealing lids – no need to keep the very useful Consol Glass Jars filled with the Laundry Sauce!
      Next time I won’t bother filling the soap into the Consol Glass jars but will just use a bowl to melt the soap and, later, a second bowl to dissolve the powders and mix it all together later – much less washing up
      We haven’t used the Laundry Sauce yet because we had washed all the laundry the day before – but am really looking forward to trying it out!
      Hope these quantities help you out!

    • Would it be possible to provide this recipe with measured quantities for all ingredients? Some of the quantities – like the additional amount of water to add after filling the mason jars with the dissolved ingredients – are dependent on having utensils or products only available in the usa. for those of us in the rest of the world who would like to try this recipe with our local laundry soaps/borax/washing soda, it would be helpful to know.

      it is not too hard to calculate ….
      1 bar of Fels Naptha weighs 155 grams
      1 cup of borax weighs 175 grams
      1 cup of washing soda weighs 185 grams.

      As a “cup” measurement is not very accurate, as the weight depends on the particle size and density of the product you weigh,
      in this case I guess that 150 grams each of the ingredients will do fine.

      HTH

  18. the only fels-naptha i can find is the new one (with purex on top) not the old version. the ingredients have changed. have you made it with the new bar?

    • The only Fels-Naptha I can find is the new one (with Purex on top) not the old version. The ingredients have changed. Have you made it with the new bar?

      I have made 2 batches with the Fels-Naptha Purex and not had any issues.

  19. i just made this for the first time today. it turned out just right and i washed my husbands dirty work clothes and an old washcloth that had sat too long, (thing sour) and all of the above came out smelling fresh and clean and even the towel with purple hair dye was clean. i did not spot treat the stains on my husbands jeans, (construction work) but they were overall as clean if not more clean than with tide with oxiclean added.

    :o)

  20. i don’t want to start this recipe until i find out why my qt mason jar doesn’t fit on either my bullet or my blender. any suggestions.

    • I don’t want to start this recipe until I find out why my qt mason jar doesn’t fit on either my bullet or my blender. any suggestions.

      the jars must have regular sized mouth. not the wide mouth jars.
      when i first did this, at the store, i took a jar from the box – went to the small appliances and sized it to the blender.

      good thing i did because i would have chosen the wrong size.
      good luck

    • I don’t want to start this recipe until I find out why my qt mason jar doesn’t fit on either my bullet or my blender. any suggestions.

      you have to use a regular mouth quart jar. wide mouth won’t fit.

      on another note, i couldn’t get even the regular mouth to work well on my kitchen-aid mixer so i got a cheapie blender to use just for soaps and things. hope this helps

  21. i made the super laundry sauce for dummies detergent: method #2 and it is such a simple recipe and my cloths come out cleaner and brighter than ever before. I was so thrilled with it, and wanted to share, I put in small jars and gave away for others to try. I ended up giving all of it way, and made a second batch.

    This is wonderful, wonderful laundry detergent.

  22. i just made this for the first time using the recipe for dummies. my kitchenaid gasket worked fine, but the part that turns the blade on the base broke. i will either p/u a blender at goodwill or use a big bowl next time and a hand mixer.

    (maybe i should put it in a 1 gallon bucket and use a paint mixer.)

    For the fast method, I didn’t like shaving the Fels-Naptha (as suggested by someone else), so I used a cheese grater – worked great but it did take about 10 minutes to grate.

    I also microwaved 2 cups of water and put the 1 cup each of the dry soap ingredients in it, and while heating the other 2 cups of water, stirred and dissolved the dry soap ingredients.

    I had several 16 oz. glass candle jars with flat pressed lids (which I already cleaned the wax out of) that I got for Christmas presents over the years sitting around and filled those. Looks so pretty!

    Can’t wait to give some of them away to family & friends.

  23. i left a comment earlier. the recipe didn’t break my kitchenaid. i just remembered that turning part was partially broken before.

    sorry for the misinformation on my experience. getting ready to use first batch on laundry. can’t wait to see the results on my whites.

    thanks for the recipe!

  24. i love this soap…i made it for the first time a month ago, and i will never purchase a commercially available soaps again. this soap is very inexpensive and awesome! thank you for sharing the recipe….now i need a good liquid dish soap (not dishwasher)

  25. do you have a way to make this without using a blender…please help with this….i really wanna make this and my blender is a really old one & money is very tight right no & don’t really have the means to go buy a new blender/bullet…any advice would help greatly thank you:meatballs::money 1:

    • Do you have a way to make this without using a blender…Please help with this….I really wanna make this and my blender is a really old one & money is very tight right no & don’t really have the means to go buy a new blender/bullet…any advice would help greatly thank you:meatballs::money 1:

      We 1st tried with the old hand held 2 beaters cake mixer – this didn’t work too fast or make it as fluffy or Mayo-like but it was fine and if we had persevered with it it would have done the job in the end! However, we then changed to using an immersion blender and this really whipped it into “Mayo” in no time! So both work – you don’t really need a liquidiser/ blender …

  26. i was wondering if there is a way to make this without using a blender, i have a pretty old blender and money is tight right now and can’t really afford to go buy a new blender/ bullet. i really want to try this & want to save money any way possible, any advice would be appreciated….thank you

    • I was wondering if there is a way to make this without using a blender, I have a pretty old blender and money is tight right now and can’t really afford to go buy a new blender/ bullet. I really want to try this & want to save money any way possible, any advice would be appreciated….thank you

      I used a hand mixer and just put it back into the jars when done, just don’t over mix it and it will be fine. (I did over mix it a couple times, but I just used a little more of that batch)

  27. how much extra water do you use to fill up the jar? i’ didn’t have a mason jar so i’m using another glass container i had already.

  28. why do you add the water? my cousin gave me her recipe which was 1 box borax, 1 box arm and hammer washing soda, 3 bars fels naphtha, and 7 pounds of oxy clean. You just grate the fels naptha and mix with the other ingredients and store in an air tight container.

    You use 2 tablespoons for every load. What is the difference in doing it your way and adding the water? Should I be worried about adding the oxy clean to her recipe when I make it?

  29. thanks for the awesome post. very informative! i can’t wait to try my first batch of soap but first i have one question. if i have soft water would i need to use less than one tbs per load?
    :party1:

  30. does the laundry sauce need to be stored in glass? has anyone tried putting it into a container and using a heavy duty pump?

  31. we are on our third batch of sauce. here are some our experiences.
    the first batch was grainy and did not want to dissolve in warm water. i tried putting the sauce into a bottle with some water – heated it in the microwave – put the cover on the bottle and shook it – the sauce was fine, why was it grainy?

    i had not stirred the wet and dry ingredients enough. problem solved.
    we do not put the purex crystals into the sauce. we put a tablespoon directly into the washer.

    we are trying the different scents. they all work.
    the best thing about the sauce other than saving money is that our clothes are cleaner than when we used commercial products.
    we store our sauce in a plastic container with an airtight cover. it works great.

    • We are on our third batch of sauce. Here are some our experiences.
      The first batch was grainy and did not want to dissolve in warm water. I tried putting the sauce into a bottle with some water – heated it in the microwave – put the cover on the bottle and shook it – the sauce was fine, Why was it grainy?

      I think if it’s grainy it’s because the borax or washing soda didn’t dissolve completely.

  32. for some reason fels-naptha has become scarce as hens teeth down here and when i finally founda bar at my ace hardware, i swear the bar is 3 yrs old and looks like a hunk of dried out cheddar cheese and is just as hard. Should I just discard it and find some fresher, or could maybe putting it in the micro with some water help it to rehydrate so that it can dissolve?

  33. nuttichic: i found an immersion blender at a thrift shop for 5.00. My blender type appliances wouldn’t fit the Jars either. Plan 2 was to get a cheap hand mixer…..saw several of them at the thrift store as well.

    PLUS if you look carefully they also have mason jars.:balloon:

  34. i made the dummies version of this and it came out great! i’m down to the last ⅛ of the 1st jar and the sauce isn’t dissolving during the wash. Started out just in cold water and now is doing it in warm water.

    Anyone else have this problem? I’ve mixed it up again and am wondering if I should mix a little water with it? Thanks for any help!

    I love this stuff and this website!!

  35. i just made a batch of the laundry sauce. i had printed off the directions but failed to print the
    amounts to use ๐Ÿ™ needless to say i had extreme difficulty in stirring the washing soda/
    borax mixture in. it was crumbly like pie dough needing more water grrrrr.

    i spooned it into
    5 quart jars, adding a little water. Haven’t yet tried to blend it.
    Question: will this work or should I try to make more Fels Naptha/water and blend this all together?
    I was so excited to make this, now I don’t know what to do.

    BevFrank

  36. i made mine 3 weeks ago I followed the directions exactly but I did not have Mason jars —as it cooled it was warming (that kinda reminded me of OxiClean when using it you can feel the warmth) and then it turned into a hard lump, I am still using it and it works great but I am wondering what I did wrong.

  37. i had trouble with the liquid leaking out ot he jar when placing the blender blade on the jar. it leaked out so bad i dumped it all into the blender to get it whipped up.
    what did i do wrong?

  38. what is the advantage of doing the stove top method versus the speed method? the speed method seems to be less hassle.

  39. made my first batch a few days ago! it did not separate correctly, but i am guessing by the time i got it into the jars the solution was not hot enough. no big deal though it, it whipped up and works perfectly fine.

    i just made a second batch (because i wanted to add some smelly goods just for fun) and this time i did exactly the same as last time but added 4 Tbs of Downy Unstopables (to the powdered mix). It turned out fantastic!!! If I can stretch those expensive little beads out to make them last longer, I will be a happy girl.

    as far as separation this time. once everything was dissolved i put it back on the stove long enough to where it just started to boil. then i put it in the jars with warmish to hot water.

    they separated beautifully!!!!

    now i have some non scented (which i prefer for things like dish towels) and some scented laundry sauce.

    this is amazing!!! thank you so much for saving me money and giving me something awesome to do with my son.

    oh ya, forgot to mention that. my 10 yr old son is so into this he helped me from start to finish with both batches. And it’s so easy, I can guarantee you if I asked him to make me a batch of soap, he could totally do it 100% start to finish without issue.

    and it has encouraged him to think of ways to save money and more projects for us to do. yay for the win win!!

  40. made this today and we love it! works great! quick question.

    i buy “febreze” from the dollar tree. after i pour the mix into the jars can i top them off with the febreze instead of water to give it that lil extra odor fighting power?

  41. can you store the finished product in plastic containers? it is difficult to get the soap out of the quart mason jars.

  42. i have used a cooked more watered down version of this for years, but changed when i bought an he machine. think i’ll give this one a try.

  43. i just finished making and using this recipe. first off i did follow the directions exactly and the fels naptha melted most of the way, my heat was as directed, although as i kept stirring it seemed to scrape up whatever formed in the bottom of the pan and although i was stirring constantly it did leave small chunks on the spoon that then transfered back into the pot. after doing this for quite a while and still having those few chunks i simply scraped them out, discarded those and carried on with the recipe.

    adding the powdered ingredients came together just fine, and i mixed until it was no longer grainy and it basically turned into a similar version if what the end result looks like, thick and all. i ignored this and scraped it into my jars anyways, let it set for 4 1/2 hours then blended it and it came out exactly like the picture. I’m not sure what made mine do that but for whatever reason it worked.

    I couldn’t wait to try it out so I started a load of laundry, used a tablespoon and just got my clothes out of the washer then dryer. It seems to have worked just fine, I like that I know what goes into it. I will have to get used to not having the smells that I am used to with store bought versions, at least until I make a new batch.

    I am wondering though if I could add more than a tablespoon? My daughter’s clothes still smelt slightly of chlorine and the big test will be when I wash my husband’s clothes, he works for a septic service and I usually add more to his anyhow just to be extra sure they get cleaned. Can I do that with this as well?

    Sorry for the long post but thanks in advance for answering, if you do :).

  44. has anyone tried dr bronners bars? i would like the scent but can’t use the scented version due to allergy issues. also having issues with whites not getting really white.

  45. help!!!! i’m in australia n can’t get my hands on the jars and having kids who help with the washing i don’t want to use glass anyway but i have a plastic container with a firm fitting lid i want to use but can’t find the amount of water you add when it says to fill up to the purple line on the jar picture? can anyone help with the measurements there?

    (looking at using the dummies version for my first attempt:-) thx heaps j

    • In reply to:
      [Super Laundry Sauce Frequently Asked Questions
      Posted by: Shnazzymum
      On: 07-09-2014 03:18 pm
      help!!!! i’m in australia n can’t get my hands on the jars and having kids who help with the washing i don’t want to use glass anyway but i have a plastic container with a firm fitting lid i want to use but can’t find the amount of water you add when it says to fill up to the purple line on the jar picture? can anyone help with the measurements there?

      (looking at using the dummies version for my first attempt:-) thx heaps j] please see my reply below …
      here in south africa we don’t have blenders that fit the tops of mason jars (and we use consol glass preserving jars, not mason jars) so i just soften the soap to a gel using a large bowl, then, later, add the washing soda and the borax – both thoroughly dissolved in hot water as directed – to the big bowl with the soap gel in it – then i add ***3 to 4 cups of hot water*** (this is the measurement you are looking for!!!) to the whole mixture and beat using a hand held blender until the texture resembles mayonnaise. ***Adding the 3 cups hot water ends up being quite a firm mixture, while the 4 cups of hot water is a better texture – slightly looser, which I prefer***
      Hope it turns out well for you!

  46. I am interested in making your laundry sauce, but I would rather not use Borax as it is not eco-friendly. I also want to ensure that if I were to substitute a substance such as kosher salt for the Borax that I would not blow myself up. Have you ever tried to use salt instead of borax, or do you think it would be safe to do so?

    Also you say to add a tablespoon of glycerine if you’d like. Just what does the glycerine do if added?

    • I am interested in making your laundry sauce, but I would rather not use Borax as it is not eco-friendly. I also want to ensure that if I were to substitute a substance such as kosher salt for the Borax that I would not blow myself up. Have you ever tried to use salt instead of borax, or do you think it would be safe to do so?

      Also you say to add a tablespoon of glycerine if you’d like. Just what does the glycerine do if added?

      I have the same question. I do not want to use borax either. Is there a good substitution?

      • I have the same question. I do not want to use borax either. Is there a good substitution?

        NO. There is No Substitution that works in this formula. I’m curious as to why you feel Borax is detrimental to the environment, are you aware that it is a naturally occurring mineral that is mined from the bottom of lakes (or is that the detriment you are referring to, the mining process?)

        Borax, also known as sodium borate, sodium tetraborate, or disodium tetraborate, is an important boron compound, a mineral, and a salt of boric acid.

  47. my husband has to wear frcs for work as an electrician and he has such an awful smell on them an i can’t use bleach or stain remover on them would this be safe to use in his uniforms?

  48. i just finished my first batch of the soap, and i have these issues with it:

    1) I have an ancient blender and I couldn’t unscrew the blade and bottom from my blender and carefully seat the gasket and blade on the jar, so I ended up pouring the mixture of the fool proof sauce into the actual blender and whip it up that way.
    2) It came out a little grainy, but seemed the right consistency from the recipe. Once washing the blender the consistency of the soap would not dissolve easily under the hottest water. That made me a little worried.
    3) I used it in a wash with one piece of clothing & it seemed fine.

    Once I used it on a double load commercial washer it had clumps of soap residue left over in the washer (I used just one table spoon and added it to the dirty clothes), and the clothes were still dirty and smelled like body odor after the wash.

    What went wrong? I really want this to work and I was so excited to try it, but I am so disappointed that the soap didn’t clean the clothes. HELP!

  49. i don’t understand the instructions using the blender attachments. can i just whip this up before putting into the mason jars? thanks.

  50. hi, i know you say not to use bi carb soda in place of washing soda… but what about in place of borax? i use my machine water on the garden, and borax should not to be used in graywater.
    i have satisfactorily used bi carb instead of borax in a powdered mix containing washing soda.
    i’m also trying velvet pure soap as an alternative to sard (i’m an aussie).

    my grandmother used velvet in her laundry, also very soft on skin… and very cost effective.
    will let you know how i go… :preggers:

    • Hi, I’m allergic to baking soda, so I would probably be allergic to washing soda. Is there something to replace it?

      Entirely different chemical all together. That’s sort of like being allergic to wheat and then assuming you’d be allergic to corn.

  51. i was going to make this in the next few days, but someone told me that if i have hard water homemade detergent would make my clothes dingy and smell so bad that in the end i would have to throw them out, because nothing would fix that. anyone know if this is true? do you know how this detergent performs with hard water?

    • I was going to make this in the next few days, but someone told me that if I have hard water homemade detergent would make my clothes dingy and smell so bad that in the end I would have to throw them out, because nothing would fix that. Anyone know if this is true? Do you know how this detergent performs with hard water?

      i have hard water and have no problems using this detergent. best thing to do if you’re really worried is adding vinegar to your rinse. it will help soften the water and dissolve any excess soap residues.

      it will also remove any existing smells if you already have dingy/stinky laundry.

    • I cloth diaper and was wondering how well it works on cloth diapers? Also what about sensitive skin.

      I use this soap regularly with great success on all of my cloth diapers. if you have stink issues, use 1/2 a cup of baking soda in the wash cycle and add vinegar to the rinse cycle. (i actually do this with all of my laundry since i have two just-toilet-trained preschoolers who occasionally have accidents).

      I also bleach my diapers about once a month. I can’t speak as to sensitive skin since we do not have that problem in my house, but others have said that it’s great for sensitive skin.

    • I cloth diaper and was wondering how well it works on cloth diapers? Also what about sensitive skin.

      I have not made this concentrated version as of yet but when we had problems with our present version it was because of the borax. My daughter has severe allergies. So I just slightly cut the borax a little and she was fine.

      But just for average skin irritants, this soap is no issue at all!

  52. Has anyone made this and added coconut oil as a fabric softener? If so how much? Also where do I find the lavender scented version at, on here?

  53. love this stuff… leaves clothes soft even in my hard water… however, note that utensils and bowls/jars you use are going to smell strongly of fels even after washing them well (not for use with utensils/dishes used for food)

  54. I am having a terrible time with Blender gaskets. I have an oster blender and I ordered some replacements but they just don’t stay in place when I screw the bottom on. Any suggestions?

    In the mean time I threw the mess in my food processor and it seemed to do the trick but certainly is additional work.

  55. I just made some. After I added the powder I put it back on the stove on low heat and it isn’t grainy anymore. But after I added the water to the jars and closed it and put it upside down the water in the jar is starting to look yellowish green like mountain dew.

    Did I do something wrong?

  56. I just made this for the first time using the 1st simple method. I think it turned out just as it was suppose to; however, I didn’t feel like it was disovoling well in my cold water wash. We live in FL, so our cold water is actually semi warm, but it still didn’t seem to disolve.

    I decided to take one jar and divide it into 2 jars and add more boiling water. I filled the first jar to the neck with boiling water and put it back on the blender, but it didn’t mix up well and now the jar is separated into 3 layers, a greenish layer, a yellow layer and a white suddy layer. The second jar I put less water into and it turned out just right.

    I start my top loading wash add the soap (using about 1.5 TBSP since I watered it down) and give the water and soap a quick whirl with my spoon and all seems well. I think next time I will try dividing the recipe into 3 mason jars instead of 2. Not sure what I will do with my jar that is now separated, I do one load of laundry everyday so I am hoping I can just shake it daily and still use it, although it starts to sperate fast.

  57. This does not dissolve in cold water. How do I make it into a liquid soap?
    How much water do I add to make it into a liquid detergent?

    • This does not dissolve in cold water. How do I make it into a liquid soap?
      How much water do I add to make it into a liquid detergent?

      Hello,

      I have had no issue with it dissolving i cold water. I wash everything in cold wash and cold rinse and have had no issues. Maybe it didn’t blend enough when you were making it?

      I am not sure how to solve this situation for you, but I wanted to let you know that I did not have an issue as far as dissolving. Stick with it, it is worth it, I promise.

  58. Hi , thank u for this great article ……(y)
    I have not seen this 1 bar (5.5oz) Fels Naptha soap here in South Africa, what type soap would recommended. ?

  59. The first time I ever made the sauce, was in June 2014. At that time, the recipe filled 3-1 qt jars full and I had absolutely no problems getting them to separate. I made it again 2 times since then, one of those times being today, and these last 2 times, it has come out different than the 1st time I did it.

    When and what did you change about the original recipe?

    1) Being that I could fill 3 jars instead of just 2 the first time……Did you reduce the amount of water in the beginning stages of the recipe?

    2) When I make the recipe now, without fail every time, it does not separate and I ALWAYS have to reheat. 2nd time, I learned that you don’t have to wait 4 hours to see if it separates, because it should start to within 5 mins of putting into the jars. This was an issue again this 3rd time and I REALLY made sure everything was dissolved.

    When I reheat, it separates just fine within 5 mins of pouring into the jars.

    3) The first time I made this in 6/2014, the separated contents of each jar where nice and evenly distributed throughout the 3 jars and each jar had the exact same amount of “yellow vs white” separated contents. Meaning, each jar had about 1/4 yellow liquid like substance and 3/4 white solid substance before blending. The last 2 times I have made it (I use the exact same jars every time) the separated contents are not even in each jar (1 jar has 1/3 yellow liquid and 2/3 white solid, and 1 has 1/3 white solid and 2/3 yellow liquid)???.

    I’m not sure if this has anything to do with the fact that I have to reheat after “adding water to each jar to bring the level up to the shoulder” or not, but I always end up with way more “white” in one jar and way more “yellow” in the other.
    I really wish I could add photos here to show you what I mean. I took pics the first time as I was going through and making it, and I posted them to my fb page so that is how i can state the date in which i first did this.

    i just could swear that this recipe was different the first time i made it and it worked perfectly. but now, i can’t seem to get it to turn out right from the start. if you did change the recipe/method at all, could you please post the old recipe/method because it worked way better.

  60. I have a question. My laundry sauce turns out perfect but after it sets up it will not dissolve in warm or cold water. it is stuck to my washer and to my clothes and even gets in my dryer.

    i read where other people have had this trouble but i didn’t see any answers. my washer is a new top load without the agitator and you have to close it before the water will start running so i can’t try and mix it into the water by hand. please help!!

    my family is wanting me to fix this. the girls say it’s ruined some of there clothes. and we re wash loads sometimes.

    which is wasteful. thanks

  61. Has anyone tried this great stuff in a carpet shampoo machine? I have an old machine, no worries about messing it up. Gonna dissolve some of my prized sauce and give it a try.

    It does such a great job on filthy laundry, even brightens whites without bleach. HAS to work on carpet! Gonna try it today and will let everyone know how it went.

    My carpet is tan, and getting old. I have indoor pets, and the rug is in need of freshening! Excited:)

    • Has anyone tried this great stuff in a carpet shampoo machine? I have an old machine, no worries about messing it up. Gonna dissolve some of my prized sauce and give it a try. It does such a great job on filthy laundry, even brightens whites without bleach. HAS to work on carpet! Gonna try it today and will let everyone know how it went. My carpet is tan, and getting old. I have indoor pets, and the rug is in need of freshening! Excited:)

      We’ve washed carpets with it, it does work great, I also washed an old recliner that was all stained and ugly and it came out great too. We love the stuff

  62. I feel stupid asking this, but is it safe to make this using pots, blenders, wooden spoons, and other items I use for food? I would think these items (spoons, jars, pans, etc) would have to be held aside and never used for food again.

  63. Can I add vinegar to my load of laundry with this detergent to get out a sweaty workout smell? As long as I add it right into the water?

    • Can I add vinegar to my load of laundry with this detergent to get out a sweaty workout smell? As long as I add it right into the water?

      I add vinegar to my rinse water to take out sweaty smells. 1/2 cup per load.

      The reason for using the glycerin in the original recipe was never addressed.

  64. Love this recipe but had help from the little ones and a bit too much water was used. What do you suggest to help it get more sauce like and less liquid? Thanks

  65. Post from Australia 😉
    Sard wonder soap only comes in a 220gram block (7.76oz) so I added an extra heaped 1/4 of a cup of borax and washing soda. Neither of the brands used were the ones specified as we didn’t stock them so I used Lectric washing soda and Bare Essentials borax. The Borax took forever to dissolve and I ended up adding 3 cups extra to the 2 cups of water required to dissolve it.

    Mix ended up a tad thin so next time I’ll only do 4 cups instead of 5. Made the mixture in the blender as mason jars can be hard to find here and filled up containers after blending. Made approx 3 litres.

    Haven’t tried it yet but looks good

    • Post from Australia ��
      Sard wonder soap only comes in a 220gram block (7.76oz) so I added an extra heaped 1/4 of a cup of borax and washing soda. Neither of the brands used were the ones specified as we didn’t stock them so I used Lectric washing soda and Bare Essentials borax. The Borax took forever to dissolve and I ended up adding 3 cups extra to the 2 cups of water required to dissolve it. Mix ended up a tad thin so next time I’ll only do 4 cups instead of 5. Made the mixture in the blender as mason jars can be hard to find here and filled up containers after blending. Made approx 3 litres. Haven’t tried it yet but looks good

      The Sard is the equivalent of ZOTE, rather than fels. You’ll likely need 2 Tbs of detergent per load for proper cleaning.
      It works, but not nearly as well. Next time, rather than increasing ingredients, try using half of the bar and use the No Cook 5 minute method here:

      https://www.budget101.com/content.php?r=4075

      I think you’ll find it much easier!

  66. I just purchased a new top load washer and it specified to only use energy efficient detergent. I would love to try this detergent but don’t want to harm my washer. Has anyone else used it in a newer washer?

  67. I made a soap similar to this and I found it very hard on my clothes..I believe it was the borax. Can we use a different product?

  68. There are little dollops of the laundry sauce left after the rinse cycle. I have to stir it up with water in a jar before adding to the laundry to keep this from happening. Have I done something wrong?

    It is the consistency of mayo.

  69. Hi,i just made this,did great on my whites…but wandering if its safe on blacks?or is it going to fade ?sorry if its already been answered ๐Ÿ˜ฌ

  70. I make this with Dr. Bronners or homemade soap scraps and it works beautifully. One addition to this recipe that would be wuite helpful to know is exactly how much additional water to add after melting everything together. I donโ€™t have a blender and I just keep it all in one pot from start to finish, mixing with my immersion blender. Iโ€™m always just guessing on how much water to add… would be helpful to know! Thanks!

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