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I do alot of Laundry. Has anyone thought about making their own laundry detergent to help lower expenses? Success?

If so, do you have a recipe to share?

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GumboGirl

Asked by GumboGirl at 3:30 PM on Nov. 20, 2010 in Home & Garden

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  • You can use vinegar and that's pretty cheap.
    Gnomeofmyheart

    Answer by Gnomeofmyheart at 3:33 PM on Nov. 20, 2010

  • that's all I use! I got the recipe off the Duggar website. Go to their "recipes" and I think it's the 3rd one down. Only change made was replacing borax with baking soda. And you can make your own washing soda. pour the amt needed onto a baking sheet, put in a preheated 400 degree oven for about 20 minutes. Just be careful not to breathe it in! You'll sneeze for a week. I made about 5 lbs worth and you really only need about 1/2 a cup with 1/2 cup of water for a full load. I always rinse twice and sometimes I add some vinegar in the rinse cycle to soften everything. I air dry weather permitting and stick everything in the fluff cycle
    Owl_Feather

    Answer by Owl_Feather at 3:33 PM on Nov. 20, 2010

  • woops...only change "I" madeis what I meant to write!
    Owl_Feather

    Answer by Owl_Feather at 3:35 PM on Nov. 20, 2010

  • I've thought about it but i don't how to make it :)
    Justins_mommy05

    Answer by Justins_mommy05 at 3:37 PM on Nov. 20, 2010

  • I have considered it, but just haven't gotten around to it yet.
    scout_mom

    Answer by scout_mom at 3:47 PM on Nov. 20, 2010

  • How much can it save?
    I saw an article that said that we use too much detergent in our laundry and it makes almost no difference to not use it at all.
    tootoobusy

    Answer by tootoobusy at 2:10 AM on Nov. 21, 2010

  • okay i am picky i am a GAIN girl all the way...sorry!
    JoLee12345

    Answer by JoLee12345 at 3:16 PM on Nov. 21, 2010

  • I totally understand: I LOVE the smell of Tide but it's so expensive and the amount I go through......geez, $$$ money flying out the window!
    GumboGirl

    Comment by GumboGirl (original poster) at 3:21 PM on Nov. 21, 2010

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