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Can i wash clothes with only vinager and baking soda,nothing else?

my cousin only uses these two ingredients to wash her clothes,no soap.will this really get your clothes clean?

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Tia23sb

Asked by Tia23sb at 8:54 AM on Jan. 11, 2012 in Home & Garden

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  • Yes, you can. Baking soda as your laundry detergent and vinegar as your fabric softener. I prefer to use homemade laundry soap and vinegar but what your asking is fine, as well.
    Brawnwyn

    Answer by Brawnwyn at 8:58 AM on Jan. 11, 2012

  • Yes, but I like homemade laudry soap with borax, baking soda, and grated castille soap a little better. You can make your own fabric softener with baking soda, vinegar, and any essential oil that you like. I prefer lavender. One caveat, Do not place the lid on your baking soda/vinegar mixture until all the gasses are released or you will have a fabric softener volcano on your hands.
    mrsgino

    Answer by mrsgino at 9:56 AM on Jan. 11, 2012

  • I don't see why not ~
    tasches

    Answer by tasches at 1:52 PM on Jan. 11, 2012

  • Baking soda will remove odors, but it isn't soap. Soap is what removes dirt. You can wash your clothes with just the baking soda, but only the surface dirt is really going to rinse off. The home made detergent others mentioned costs only pennies per load, takes just a few minutes to mix up, and does an excellent job of really cleaning dirty laundry.
    Farmlady09

    Answer by Farmlady09 at 4:02 PM on Jan. 11, 2012

  • I do it often... exp when dh comes home from a fire run... takes odor out and cleans his clothes...
    gmasboy

    Answer by gmasboy at 8:38 PM on Jan. 11, 2012

  • not baking soda, washing soda sold at walmart
    cayenaroja

    Answer by cayenaroja at 2:28 PM on Mar. 8, 2012

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