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I am out of laundry detergent, it's late, can I make my own?

I just got back into town, forgot I was out. I just need to wash one load of some of babies and my clothes. Anyone know of a home recipe?

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Asked by redwoodhunny at 11:08 PM on Sep. 9, 2010 in Babies (0-12 months)

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  • Baking soda.

    Answer by MythicMMM at 11:09 PM on Sep. 9, 2010

  • Use just water. Your clothes may have some laundry detergent left in them from previous washings. Just don't wash things that are soiled.


    Answer by Gailll at 11:11 PM on Sep. 9, 2010

  • try dish detergent.... or body great for me when we are out :)....jus as long as its one load...i was told that dish detergent can mess up your machine.

    Answer by TezMoM at 11:12 PM on Sep. 9, 2010

  • it can take a while to make a good laundry detergent! But go to the Duggard website and look at their recipes. I think their laundry detergent recipe is the 3rd one down. I make my own liquid, which is water, washing soda, baking soda and ivory soap.

    Answer by Owl_Feather at 11:12 PM on Sep. 9, 2010

  • 2 cups Bar soap (grated)
    2 cups Washing Soda
    2 – 2.5 gallons hot water

    ■Melt grated soap in saucepan with water to cover. Heat over medium-low heat and stir until soap is dissolved.
    ■Pour hot water in large pail, add hot soap and washing soda. Stir very well.
    ■Use 1 cup per full load.

    just looked it up

    Answer by devinalexis at 11:13 PM on Sep. 9, 2010

  • oh yeah...bubble bath works good also

    Answer by TezMoM at 11:14 PM on Sep. 9, 2010

  • 2 gallons Water (hot)
    1 bar Soap (grated)
    2 cups Baking soda (yes baking soda this time–not washing soda)

    ■Melt grated soap in a saucepan with enough hot water to cover. Cook on medium-low heat, stirring frequently until soap is melted.
    ■In a large pail, pour 2 gallons hot water. Add melted soap, stir well.
    ■Then add the baking soda, stir well again.
    ■Use 1/2 cup per full load, 1 cup per very soiled load.

    Answer by devinalexis at 11:14 PM on Sep. 9, 2010

  • I didnt know you could until recently but my DH works in the oil fields and washes his clothes with Dawn dish soap. :)

    Answer by jenellemarie at 11:16 PM on Sep. 9, 2010

  • Rinse out what you have to have by hand in the sink with a little shampoo.

    Answer by scout_mom at 11:17 PM on Sep. 9, 2010

  • I use dish liquid if Im out of laundry detergent, lol. It works.

    Answer by xxMasonsMommaxx at 11:23 PM on Sep. 9, 2010

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