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Does anyone have a recipe for homemade laundry detergeant?
There is a tread for it up on the Chat forum. I have been using it since November of 2008. Works great!
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.
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.
The Duggar's have several laundry soap recipes on their website. Here is the direct link (scroll to the bottom for the laundry recipes): http://www.duggarfamily.com/recipes.html
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.