Has anyone tried this? I found this on craftsy and it made me wonder if it would be worth trying.
Since this is the smartest, craftiest group of people I know I thought this would be the place to ask.
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I have been making my own dry laundry soap for the past couple of months. Easy to do, works great and way cheaper than the commercial stuff.
Doing it for the first time tonight. I'll see if we like it after that.
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I have been making my own laundry soap for about 2 years now. I use the recipe from the Duggars website. If I feel like I'm washing something that needs a little more 'boost' in the cleaning department (ie grass stained pants, extra dirty clothes) then I also put a dash of my tide free and clear in also. I think the homemade stuff cleans just fine and the money I've saved and not having to buy detergent every month has been great!!! Try it, you won't be disappointed!!
I've not used the gel kind, might give it a go...but have been using a very similar powdered recipe for several years, sometimes the washing soda can be hardto find...other times it's everywhere...usually when I don't need it
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I haven't tried it but probably should because of a skin condition. There are lots of recipes out there so there must be lots of people using them.
I have got to get off the computer and get some work done!!! But before I go, I went over Tipnut.com to check out the recipes over there and the recipes are pretty much the same, slight variances in measurements and one or two ingredients.
But I found these tips from users interesting and thought you might also.
To grate soap really finely in a food processor, mix a bit of the super dry Arm & Hammer washing soda.
A lady I learned to make laundry soap from used Ivory bar soap. She would microwave it for 90 seconds to 2 minutes,depending on the microwave being used, and than crumble it in a bag as it tends to become airborne. It will puff up so don’t be frightened. Let it cool before crumbling, and I suggest using gloves to protect your hands if you find it harsh on your skin.
Suddenly the soap get light and is able to break into much finer particles quickly.
For readers who were worried about bacteria surviving in the wash using cold water they could try using Dr. Bronner’s teatree soap or adding teatree oil to their detergent for it’s antiseptic properties. I’ve had some success with this. I used this soap on my son when his winter eczyma became irritated and resulted in a bad skin infection. It cleared up in about half the amount of time his pediatrician predicted. Also, adding vinegar to the fabric softener cup on the washer will help to keep things more sanitary by breaking up leftover wash residues
I have made my own for a number of years when I started I tried the gel/liquid - But like the dry much better. I use - Ivory Bar soap, Borax and Arm & Hammer washing soda. Works awesome !!
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i have been reading the comments on Craftster.org for this post.. sounds like i might give it a try.. not sure if liquid or powder will be best for me..
lots of comments about fragrance and senitivities..
someone posted they use the bucket from Voodoo donuts in Portland,OR.. about $10 a bucket for bucket of day old donuts or more for Vegan donuts.. i think i like this idea also..
picture of the bucket of donuts -
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That's funny that this came up tonight, because one of my other sisters asked on facebook if anyone had tried it. I haven't but sounds like a cheap way to go.
I have a friend that makes it and swears by it.
San: Love the bucket of Voodoo donuts. lollll
I was just wondering, with the gel in particular. All directions say to mix it very thoroughly 'til everything is dissolved. I wonder if you could use the paint stirrer attachment for a drill? Might save some time.
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