Recipes for Homemade Detergent and Bleach
in 2020, I bought 'Laundry Balls" they are filled with clay beads, that change the ph of the water, t clean your clothes. I was skeptical at first. But I even use them on my husbands dirty(construction worker) clothes. They kill the any odor on the clothes, and work great.
When I was not much more than a toddler, I used a dry borax-based hand soap to wash my hands, and promptly found out I was allergic to borax. Is there something else I could use in place of the borax? (Every laundry soap recipe I've found uses borax)
Washing soda (sodium carbonate) is not the same as baking soda (sodium bicarbonate), though they are similarly structured compounds. Washing soda is primarily used for removing stains from clothing and fabrics because it has a high alkalinity and acts as a powerful solvent. It can be bought from most stores that sell baking soda.
You can get WASHING soda from small hardware stores like ACE Hardware and Hardware Hank and similar stores. It’s usually stocked alongside with the Borax and Fels Naphtha Bars.
Great comments, all! I've also used the dry mixtures, but found they tend to cake in my wash if I'm not careful.
I don't think you have to worry about precise measurements in any of these homemade products. Half and half washing soda and borax with an equal amount of grated hard soap should do the trick.
And Woodfarm is right; the peroxide does degrade quickly when mixed with water or exposed to light. Guess I'll start mixing my stain remover just before I treat the wash I'm about to do.