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homemade laudry det update

Posted by on Apr. 10, 2012 at 4:16 PM
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I trying to find the recipe I know it use the whole bar of soap and 5 gallon water bucket

Ok I made it and when I opened it this Moring it was kinda geled but was surround by water
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cjmarty
by on Apr. 10, 2012 at 4:18 PM

4  Cups - hot tap water
1  Fels-Naptha soap bar
1 Cup - Arm & Hammer Super Washing Soda*
½ Cup Borax

- Grate bar of soap and add to saucepan with water. Stir continually over medium-low heat until soap dissolves and is melted.

-Fill a 5 gallon bucket half full of hot tap water. Add melted soap, washing soda and Borax. Stir well until all powder is dissolved. Fill bucket to top with more hot water. Stir, cover and let sit overnight to thicken.

-Stir and fill a used, clean, laundry soap dispenser half full with soap and then fill rest of way with water. Shake before each use. (will gel)

-Optional: You can add 10-15 drops of essential oil per 2 gallons. Add once soap has cooled. Ideas: lavender, rosemary, tea tree oil.

-Yield: Liquid soap recipe makes 10 gallons.

-Top Load Machine- 5/8 Cup per load (Approx. 180 loads)

-Front Load Machines- ¼ Cup per load (Approx. 640 loads)

cjmarty
by on Apr. 10, 2012 at 4:19 PM

Fels-Naptha is just a heavy duty laundry bar soap. Any brand should work. :) 

tazmidgiefairy
by Silver Member on Apr. 10, 2012 at 4:22 PM
Thank u
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cjmarty
by on Apr. 10, 2012 at 4:23 PM

You bet! :D

C8linVilla
by on Apr. 10, 2012 at 5:52 PM

Do you make fabric softner too?

the laundry soap i use is 

1 bar soap

2 cups borax

2 cups washing soda

1 quart water

4 gallons water

add 1 quart water to stove and add 1 bar of shredded soap your choice brand/scent (15 min) low-med heat

add this water to a 5 gallon bucket and dump in soda and borax

stir until disolved and add 4 gallons water. 

I put mine into lots of smaller buckets as you have to stir or shake it before each load. just makes it easier

C8linVilla
by on Apr. 10, 2012 at 5:53 PM
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Fabric softer *if interested* 

2 cups conditioner of your choice and scent

3 cups white distilled vinager

6 cups water

Mix all ingredients together do not shake or stir hard as it will cause bubbles.

add normal amount to washer(i use 1/4 cup) or spray on wash cloth to put in dryer

starbeck96
by on Apr. 10, 2012 at 8:11 PM

Here is the recipe I use.

You use 4 cups hot tap water

1 Fels-Narptha soap bar

1 cup Arm & Hammer super washing soda

1/2 cup borax

Grate bar of soap and add to saucepan with water.  Stir continuously over medium heat until dissolved. 

Fill a 5 gallon bucket half full with hot tap water.  Add the melted soap.  Then add the washing soda and the borax.  Stir until everything is dissolved.  Fill bucket to top with more hot water.  Stir really well and cover.  Let it sit overnight.

The next morning, take clean empty laundry soap dispensers (you can also use milk jugs or any other jug as long as it is clean).  Fill half full of soap and then fill the rest of the way with water.  Make sure to shake before each use. 

You can add 10-15 drops of essential oil if you want a different smell.  It says that it does approximately 180 loads..

chrissysnow22
by on Apr. 11, 2012 at 12:10 AM
This is the recipe we use also

Quoting starbeck96:

Here is the recipe I use.


You use 4 cups hot tap water


1 Fels-Narptha soap bar


1 cup Arm & Hammer super washing soda


1/2 cup borax


Grate bar of soap and add to saucepan with water.  Stir continuously over medium heat until dissolved. 


Fill a 5 gallon bucket half full with hot tap water.  Add the melted soap.  Then add the washing soda and the borax.  Stir until everything is dissolved.  Fill bucket to top with more hot water.  Stir really well and cover.  Let it sit overnight.


The next morning, take clean empty laundry soap dispensers (you can also use milk jugs or any other jug as long as it is clean).  Fill half full of soap and then fill the rest of the way with water.  Make sure to shake before each use. 


You can add 10-15 drops of essential oil if you want a different smell.  It says that it does approximately 180 loads..

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chrissysnow22
by on Apr. 11, 2012 at 12:11 AM
This is the recipe we use also

Quoting starbeck96:

Here is the recipe I use.


You use 4 cups hot tap water


1 Fels-Narptha soap bar


1 cup Arm & Hammer super washing soda


1/2 cup borax


Grate bar of soap and add to saucepan with water.  Stir continuously over medium heat until dissolved. 


Fill a 5 gallon bucket half full with hot tap water.  Add the melted soap.  Then add the washing soda and the borax.  Stir until everything is dissolved.  Fill bucket to top with more hot water.  Stir really well and cover.  Let it sit overnight.


The next morning, take clean empty laundry soap dispensers (you can also use milk jugs or any other jug as long as it is clean).  Fill half full of soap and then fill the rest of the way with water.  Make sure to shake before each use. 


You can add 10-15 drops of essential oil if you want a different smell.  It says that it does approximately 180 loads..

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tazmidgiefairy
by Silver Member on Apr. 11, 2012 at 7:51 PM
I made it have to wait and see how it turns tomorrow
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