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Quick laundry detergent help

Posted by on Aug. 29, 2012 at 5:23 PM
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 I use the duggar recipe and this time I'm using ivory soap instead of fels naptha.  It just seems to be foaming up and not dissolving.  Is this what the ivory does?

by on Aug. 29, 2012 at 5:23 PM
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cemcnair
by Courtney on Aug. 29, 2012 at 5:31 PM
LOL! I don't know but I just got a wonderful mental image!
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eds6619
by on Aug. 29, 2012 at 5:32 PM

 LOl....I think its dissolving, but I got confused b/c its dissolving clear so it looked like it was disspearing. 

eds6619
by on Aug. 29, 2012 at 5:34 PM

 Well its gonna be extra soapy b/c I added 2 bars b/c I thought it was just foaming and evaporating. LOL.  Oh well.

mommaGof3
by on Aug. 29, 2012 at 6:04 PM
I have no clue!

I hope the bubbles dont get away from you and start taking over your laundry room! Lol
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eds6619
by on Aug. 29, 2012 at 6:14 PM

no kidding

eds6619
by on Aug. 29, 2012 at 6:19 PM

 ok this batch is gonna be a mess....my borax was all clumpy and isnt dissolving so i added a bit more and a HUGE clump fell out.  Oops

chrissysnow22
by on Aug. 29, 2012 at 8:49 PM
Lol! I use ivory with that recipe. I doubled the borax and washing soda this time so you should be fine. Your clothes will just be extra clean.
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eds6619
by on Aug. 30, 2012 at 7:42 PM

 woohoo thanks

Bravery
by on Sep. 11, 2012 at 1:33 PM
I would love to try this!! Whats the "recipe"!!
chrissysnow22
by on Sep. 12, 2012 at 1:54 AM
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Homemade Liquid Laundry Soap- Front or top load machine- best value

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)


Quoting Bravery:

I would love to try this!! Whats the "recipe"!!
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