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Homemade Laundry Detergeant

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Joined: 2010-04-24

Does anyone have a recipe for homemade laundry detergeant?

Joined: 2009-08-07
There is a tread for it up on

There is a tread for it up on the Chat forum. I have been using it since November of 2008. Works great!

Joined: 2010-04-24
Thank you!

I found the recipe duomom, thank you! I'm going to make some and try it. It says you can use 1/4 cup white vinegar in the rinse water. I was wondering about using 1/4 of peroxide. I've heard that is good too. Never tried it though.

Joined: 2009-08-11
For a safer alternative to

For a safer alternative to chlorine bleach, use hydrogen peroxide. The powdered bleaches that say "safe for colored clothes" usually are peroxide based; check the label. Otherwise you can find 20% peroxide at medical supply stores. Use 1/3 cup of 20% peroxide per load of laundry or one cup of 3% peroxide. If your whites are dingy, let the clothes soak for 30 minutes in the peroxide and laundry detergent before washing.

This works on my hubbies steel plant clothes but I still use liquid fabric softeners for softness. Have tried vinegar in the dish washer and did not like the results though. I do use 1/2 vinegar and half water on wood floors though.

Elsie ./.

Joined: 2010-05-18
The Duggar's have several

The Duggar's have several laundry soap recipes on their website. Here is the direct link (scroll to the bottom for the laundry recipes):

Joined: 2009-08-07
That is the recipe that a few

That is the recipe that a few of us on here are useing. Saw it on one of the episodes a couple of years ago and decided it was worth a shot. I have never used the oils to add scent to it but have debated on it several times.

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