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Laundry Soap

Posted by on Mar. 4, 2012 at 12:33 PM
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I just made homade laundry soap from pinterest.Cost just pennies to make ten gallons and you only have to use 1/2 cup per load.Now the big test....find out how well it works.fingers crossed

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missvickey
by Bronze sister on Mar. 4, 2012 at 12:37 PM
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Oooohh...I've been thinking about trying that, let us know how it works/smells.
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jenandpetersmom
by Lisa on Mar. 4, 2012 at 12:39 PM
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Can't wait to hear the results. Can you post recipe?
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suzi960
by on Mar. 4, 2012 at 2:41 PM
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 wow good for you, let us know how it works for you....

dana63
by Momma of 40ish on Mar. 4, 2012 at 3:13 PM
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 Let us know how it works...

KatiesMom63
by Cello Chick on Mar. 4, 2012 at 3:39 PM
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Hope it works well for you! 

MNmomto2
by Gold sister on Mar. 4, 2012 at 5:36 PM
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Can't wait to hear how it works!

Mariagma3
by Maria - Midwest Lady on Mar. 4, 2012 at 5:44 PM
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Here are the Dugger laundry recipes, from their website.
Duggar Homemade Liquid Laundry Soap- Front or top load machine- best value
  1. 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- use 5/8 Cup per load (Approx. 180 loads)

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

    *Arm & Hammer "Super Washing Soda" - in some stores or may be purchased online. Baking Soda will not work, nor will Arm & Hammer Detergent - It must be sodium carbonate!!

    Powdered Laundry Detergent - Top load machine

    1 Fels-Naptha soap bar
    1 Cup - Arm & Hammer Super Washing Soda*
    ½ Cup Borax

    -Grate soap or break into pieces and process in a food processor until powdered. Mix all ingredients. For light load, use 1 Tablespoon. For heavy or heavily soiled load, use 2 Tablespoons. Yields: 3 Cups detergent. (Approx. 40 loads)

    TIPS FOR LAUNDRY SOAP: We use Fels-Naptha bar soap in the homemade soap recipes, but you can use Ivory, Sunlight, Kirk's Hardwater Castile or Zote bars. Don't use heavily perfumed soaps. We buy Fels-Naptha by the case from our local grocer or online. Washing Soda and Borax can often be found on the laundry or cleaning aisle. Recipe cost approx. $2 per batch

clara50
by Sister on Mar. 4, 2012 at 5:49 PM
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This is the one I made.Havent tried it yet because it has to sit for awhile.

Quoting Mariagma3:

 

Here are the Dugger laundry recipes, from their website.
Duggar Homemade Liquid Laundry Soap- Front or top load machine- best value
  1. 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- use 5/8 Cup per load (Approx. 180 loads)

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

    *Arm & Hammer "Super Washing Soda" - in some stores or may be purchased online. Baking Soda will not work, nor will Arm & Hammer Detergent - It must be sodium carbonate!!

    Powdered Laundry Detergent - Top load machine

    1 Fels-Naptha soap bar
    1 Cup - Arm & Hammer Super Washing Soda*
    ½ Cup Borax

    -Grate soap or break into pieces and process in a food processor until powdered. Mix all ingredients. For light load, use 1 Tablespoon. For heavy or heavily soiled load, use 2 Tablespoons. Yields: 3 Cups detergent. (Approx. 40 loads)

    TIPS FOR LAUNDRY SOAP: We use Fels-Naptha bar soap in the homemade soap recipes, but you can use Ivory, Sunlight, Kirk's Hardwater Castile or Zote bars. Don't use heavily perfumed soaps. We buy Fels-Naptha by the case from our local grocer or online. Washing Soda and Borax can often be found on the laundry or cleaning aisle. Recipe cost approx. $2 per batch


clara50
by Sister on Mar. 5, 2012 at 2:13 PM

I used the Laundry soap on my husbands work clothes and they were really dirty. It cleaned them just as well as the store bought detergent.I didnt add any fragrance to the soap I made.It just has a clean scent.

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